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* A Letter to the Alumni 1 * 

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♦> Lucius S. Massey, '91 A 

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♦:♦ Greetings to the Alumni from President Few 2 A 

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* Braxton Craven and the First State Normal School 4 A 

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* Wm. K. Boyd, '97 

* Editorial Notes 36 

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Trinity Alumni 
Register 

Vol. I. APRIL, 1915 No. 1 

A LETTER TO THE ALUMNI 

LUCIUS S. MASSEY, '91 

President Trinity College Alumni Association 

For more than half a century Trinity College has been train- 
ing men and sending them forth into the thick of the fight of 
life. To say that none of her sons have failed would be an ex- 
travagant claim, but they have held their own in the struggle 
to render the world the largest service. She has trained men 
for every honorable vocation and calling, and many of her 
sons have come to places of prominence and influence in the 
world's life. To her we owe a debt of gratitude that we can 
never hope to pay in full, and there are mutual ties and ob- 
ligations from which we desire no final discharge. 

But in the stress of the day's work many of us have often 
felt that we would be the stronger if we could feel more sensi- 
bly the touch of each other's life. The fellowship of Trinity 
students has been superb whenever and wherever they have 
met ; but the meeting has been too seldom, and with many of 
us it has come not at all. We have gone each to his own task, 
and in the fierceness of the struggle we have felt oftentimes a 
disheartening loneliness that has made the burden heavier. 
Could we have clasped the hand and looked into the eye of a 
comrade with whom we trained in the days agone, it would 
have given fresh inspiration and kindled the glow of a new 
hope. 

But we cannot always choose the place of our labor, nor 
have the companionship in our toils that we would prefer. Sep- 

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arations are inevitable, but shall we therefore be forgotten ? To 
know that we are remembered — to have the assurance that our 
efforts in the field of human endeavor are being appreciated, 
that they are receiving the sympathetic attention of our com- 
rades in the old College — this is surely something worth while. 
May not this alumni quarterly make a worthy contribution 
to this end? Through this medium we may learn something of 
each other's work and foster those sympathetic relations that 
strengthen each other's hands in battling against the difficulties 
that ever cross the ascending pathway that leads to large suc- 
cess. Through this medium we can each stand in his place 
and hail to each other son of Trinity in his, thus in thought 
and sympathy at least each touching elbows with the other in 
working out the destinies of life. 



GREETINGS TO THE ALUMNI 

From PRESIDENT FEW 

The publication of the Aeumni Register I count a most 
significant event in the history of Trinity College. It will be a 
permanent medium of communication between the College 
and her sons. As such it will be helpful to the College and to 
the alumni. The alumni can now have full information con- 
cerning what goes on at the College and so can follow all its 
development as well as keep track of each other. The College 
on the other hand can keep in close and constant touch with all 
her former students. And the College is very anxious that its 
influence shall never pass out of the life of anyone who has 
studied here even for a short while. 

Trinity men have always been noted for their love and 
loyalty to the old College ; and this devotedness of her sons is 
the richest asset the College has now or can ever have. The 
quality of this devotion can hardly be improved, but perhaps it 
can be made more effective by being directed along more defin- 
ite lines of service. 

Wisdom is justified of her children. And I would remind 



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you Trinity men that the name the College bears in your com- 
munity and its influence there will depend in large measure 
upon you — upon what you are and what you do. You are not 
simply the representatives of Trinity, you are in a real sense 
the organ through which her life can be manifested. I wish 
that a realization of this fact might make every Trinity man 
careful to be in his place a fit representative and exponent of 
the College — of its spirit and ideals. Then, too, everyone of 
you can do a specific work in your community for the College. 
You can keep the College properly before the people of your 
section. You can direct towards the College such students as 
ought to come here. You can be an efficient member of the lo- 
cal Trinity alumni organization which ought to be found in ev- 
ery community in the state and in centers of population in many 
states. You can bear in mind the constant and growing needs, 
financial and other, of the College and bring them to the at- 
tention of those who might help. The burdens of a great in- 
stitution must be made to rest upon many shoulders. By sup- 
porting such undertakings as this publication, by returning as 
often as possible to class reunions and annual commencements, 
by constantly partaking in every way you can of the abundant 
life of your Mother College, you can be a loyal son and a use- 
ful servant of a great undying institution in which you believe 
with the whole heart. 

Through this first issue of the Alumni Register I send 
the greetings and good will of Trinity College to all her sons. 






BRAXTON CRAVEN AND THE FIRST 
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL 

E. C. BROOKS, '94 

Professor of Education 

"In all your ways, let me entreat you to remember the 
orphan by day and by night ; his is a hard, oh, it is a bitter lot ! 
There is much more poetry than truth in the world's pre- 
tended kindness to the poor, sorrowful-faced little boy that has 
no mother to love him and no father to protect him. He is 
sorely oppressed in his boyhood ; he may dig himself a home in 
the mountain granite, but orphan haunts him like a mid-night 
ghost. In his manhood, the lingering curse of his sad con- 
dition rests upon him. This world has no cavern to him from 
the opposition. I have seen his tears flow as if the fountains 
of his soul were broken up. I have seen him bow before God 
and ask for love to bind up his broken heart, and I have seen 
the cold combinations of this world grind him to powder. 
Always, my young friends, have a kind word for him and treat 
him as a brother." 

These words, spoken by Braxton Craven in his old age 
to a group of young men just graduating from Trinity College, 
contain an epitome of his own life, and give the key to the 
understanding of his unique career as a teacher, preacher, and 
educational reformer. He was born August 26, 1822, in Ran- 
dolph county. Being a child of poverty, soon an orphan, home- 
less and even friendless, he was taken into the home of Nathan 
Cox at about the age of seven. This was the only home he ever 
knew as a boy. Nathan Cox was a well-to-do Quaker, pos- 
sessed considerable land, was opposed to slavery and therefore 
needed laborers, and Braxton Craven was kindly received and 
soon put to work. His boyhood days were filled with hard 
labor of such a nature that even the variety of the chores 
saved him from the monotony of severe routine. He "learned 
to saw logs, run the mill, and to make shoes, ploughs, harrows, 
horseshoes, barrels, candles, brandy, whiskey, and cider." Be- 



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fore the days of railroads Randolph county was far removed 
from any commercial centre and those who had a surplus of 
farm products to sell usually peddled their goods across several 
counties. Nathan Cox sent his wagons frequently to Fayette- 
ville, and even as far south as Bennettsville and Cheraw, South 
Carolina. Young "Brack" as he was called had to accompany 
the wagons, and on one of these trips he was thrown under the 
horses and received a severe injury. The proprietor of the 
wayside store into which he was carried in order to have his 
injuries treated gave him a new spelling book to attract his 
attention while his leg was being bandaged. 

This was his first book. He carried it home and at once 
began his education. By the light of a pine-knot fire he labored 
over the words and sentences until he was able to read. There 
were no public schools in North Carolina when Braxton Cra- 
ven was a boy. Therefore, a poor boy had no opportunity to 
receive an education unless some humanitarian friend took him 
under his patronage and gratuitiously afforded the means. 
Having worked through his spelling book, however, and learn- 
ing that a subscription school was to be opened in the neighbor- 
hood, he expressed an eager desire to attend, and Nathan Cox 
made arrangements with the school master to take the orphan 
into his school. Fortunately Jack Byers, the school master, 
was a good teacher. Young "Brack," whose duty it was to at- 
tend the mill at night, would build a big fire near the mill house 
and prepare his lessons for the next day. He possessed an 
intense mental thirst, and it is said that "no amount of physical 
labor during the day could destroy the charm of mental exer- 
cise at night in the glow of the lightwood fire." With the 
assistance he received for one session from the neighborhood 
school-master he was able to continue his education, and almost 
unaided he mastered the elementary branches of an English 
education. At the age of sixteen he opened a small subscrip- 
tion school in the neighborhood and by this means continued 
his own education and saved enough money to attend the 
Quaker school at New Garden, now Guilford College. There 
he came under the influence of Dr. Nereus Mendenhall, who 



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was a fine classical scholar, a civil engineer, a practicing phy- 
sician, and a man of great piety. Young Craven had already 
joined the Methodist Church, and at the age of seventeen he 
was licensed to preach. He spent two years at New Garden, 
leaving at the age of nineteen when, it is said, that Dr. Mend- 
enhall had no further instruction to give him. While at New 
Garden he wrote complete translations of nearly all the class- 
ics, Greek and Latin, that he studied, prepared a chronological 
history of Italy, memorized the whole of Abercrombie's "In- 
tellectual Philosophy," and made such a collection of problems 
in algebra, geometry, and surveying that he had a fairly com- 
plete text in higher mathematics. Young Craven was now a 
local celebrity because he could read easily the classics, was 
the best mathematician in the county, knew something of the 
physician's art, and was a preacher of recognized power. It 
was in the summer of 1840 that he left New Garden School. 
In February of the next year he was elected assistant principal 
of Union Institute, Randolph county, and his long career as 
a teacher was fairly begun. 

The decade from 1830 to 1840 is, perhaps, the most im- 
portant period in the educational history of North Carolina. 
For in that period the Baptists and the Presbyterians establish- 
ed their higher institutions of learning, Wake Forest College 
and Davidson College, and the Methodists of Virginia and 
North Carolina founded Randolph-Macon College and lo- 
cated it in Virginia near the boundary line of the two states. 
In that decade the common school system of North Carolina 
was born, and the funds were provided with which to inaugu- 
rate the system; and in that decade the academy arose to 
prominence and became the leading educational institution of 
the state. In 1838 an institution was established in Randolph 
county and called later "Union Institute Academy" in com- 
memoration of the union of two denominations in the neigh- 
borhood, the Quakers and the Methodists. The trustees em- 
ployed Rev. Brantley York as principal of the academy to 
"teach school one year for $200, the employers to find a house 
for him to live in, fire wood for him to burn, and an assistant." 



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In 1841 the institution was incorporated in accordance with the 
usual custom of those times, and in that year Braxton Craven, 
the promising young student just out of New Garden School, 
became assistant to Principal York. After two years Dr. 
York retired, and Braxton Craven succeeded him as principal. 
"The salary for the first year was $200 guaranteed and as 
much more as the school might earn." His income for the first 
year was something less than $300. Two years later, however, 
September 26, 1844, he was married to Miss Irene Leach, and 
a few weeks later the young couple began house-keeping in a 
two room log cabin," his first real home. 

Braxton Craven was a born teacher, and soon the fame 
of Union Institute was known wherever its students went, and 
his patronage was drawn from every section of North Caro- 
lina and from Virginia and South Carolina. In 1847 the 
enrollment reached 184, with an average attendance of 105. 
It was at that time, although he was only twenty-five years of 
age, that he began speaking and writing in the interest of the 
common school system ; and until the Civil War broke out his 
was perhaps the strongest voice in behalf of teacher training 
that was heard in the state, if not in the entire South, and the 
story of his life from 1847 until his death in 1882 is a part of 
the educational and religious history of that period. 

craven's interest in the state's common schools 
The first system of common schools in North Carolina was 
inaugurated in 1840, and it had been in operation two years 
when Braxton Craven became principal of Union Institute. 
One of his first acts after becoming principal was to open a 
night school free to the boys of the neighborhood. Among 
the number that received the rudiments of an education in that 
night school was Professor Johnson, who served such a long 
and useful career as a teacher in Trinity College. Braxton Cra- 
ven spent the first six years as head of Union Institute in broad- 
ening his own education, in building a strong academy, in 
studying the principles of public education, and in investigating 
the needs in North Carolina. In 1850, permitted to stand the 



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examinations at Randolph-Macon College, he passed off the 
whole four years' course and was granted the degree of bach- 
elor of arts; and in the following year the University of North 
Carolina conferred upon him the degree of master of arts. 

It is quite probable that no man of his generation was a 
more thorough student of educational problems and had a 
keener insight into the needs of the common schools than had 
Braxton Craven. The greatest essential need in America in 
the forties was for teachers who knew how to organize a 
school, classify pupils, and instruct them in the elementary 
branches. Craven was a tireless worker, omnivorous reader, 
and a careful student. He collected all the information 
on those subjects to be found in Europe and the United 
States, and in 1848 he was ready to begin a plan of 
teacher training at Union Institute that, within a few years, at- 
tracted the attention of the entire state. In introducing the 
normal feature into his institution he was following the practice 
in New York and other states, where teacher training classes 
were organized in connection with academies and supported in 
part by state appropriations. That feature was popular at 
Union Institute, for in 1850 he wrote that the normal class 
that had been in training the previous year was very large. 

It should be remembered that the state had not yet created 
the office of Superintendent of Common Schools. Therefore, 
there was no head to the system. No teachers were being 
trained. There was no one to give direction as to building 
school houses, selecting text books, and organizing courses, and 
there was nowhere in America a graded school thoroughly 
worked out. Horace Mann was at this time closing his career 
in Massachusetts ; Superintendent N. Bishop, of Providence, 
R. I., was working out the first graded school ; Henry Barn- 
ard, of Connecticut, was making teachers' institutes a force in 
teacher training. In 1849 Braxton Craven outlined the first 
comprehensive plan for training of teachers in North Carolina, 
and a year later published the plan under the title "Theory of 
Common Schools," which he distributed throughout the state. 



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I am publishing it in full, because it is an important historic 
document. 

THEORY OF COMMON SCHOOLS 

While it is the duty of all men in every station of life to pay 
proper respect to the maxims and practices of the past, it is equally 
important that they should investigate and think for themselves. 
School teaching has hitherto received but little attention— as a science 
it has scarcely been studied at all — it is consequently encumbered with 
the crude notions of an infant people, who know more of anything 
else than mental culitvation. A proper view of general principles is 
thought to be conveyed in the following articles : 

I. ARRANGEMENTS 

1. School houses should be spacious, well finished, capable of being 
warm in winter and cool in summer ; the windows should be large 
with glass and shutters, the sills not being more than two feet from 
the floor; the seats should all have backs and fronts, and be made of 
different heights to suit different sizes ; each seat should accomodate 
two and only two scholars. Children should not be compelled to sit 
around the fire in order to be comfortable, but the whole room should 
be kept sufficiently warm. Some place should be prepared for hats, 
baskets, umbrellas, etc., that everything may be in order. Finally the 
school house should be enclosed. 

2. Every school should be furnished with axes, water-buckets, 
fire shovel, black-board, map of the United States, Holbrook's appara- 
tus, and English Dictionary, and a hand bell; all of which would cost 
about $20. 

3. Schools should open at 8 o'clock in the morning, have a recess 
of 15 minutes at 10, stop for dinner at 1VA, resume at 1, have recess 
at 2^2, and close at 4. This arrangement will allow six hours for 
study, which is amply sufficient for children, three for amusement and 
three for labor — averaging the year. Such a course would be favor- 
able for both mind and body. 

4. Some time before and after school and perhaps a portion of 
the noon time should be devoted to drilling exercises, such as sounds 
of letters, laws of orthoepy, etc., etc. 

5. Commencement, recess, close, and recitation should always be 
at a specified time, and at a signal given by the hand bell or something 
equally appropriate. 

6. Not more than one scholar should leave the house at the same 
time, some mark of absence should then be left and a speedy return 
required. 

7. No scholar should be permitted to study out of the house in 
school time. Each scholar, large or small, should have a seat and be 
required to stay at it in time of school. 



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8. Teachers should not indulge in the plays and sports of the 
scholars, for by such course moral influence is greatly weakened if 
not lost. 

9. The practice of "turning out teachers" is full of mischief, and 
should be "hooted" from civilized society. 

II. MANNER OP TEACHING 

1. Schools should be strictly silent; none being allowed to speak 
aloud but the teacher and those who are speaking or reciting to him. 

2. Books should be uniform, and scholars should be regularly and 
thoroughly classed. 

3. Specified lessons should be given on all subjects and recitations 
exacted. Allowing scholars their own time to learn lessons as well as 
permitting them to pursue studies upon which they do not recite are 
pernicious practices. 

4. As soon as children have learned the letters of the alphabet or 
while learning them, they should be taught the sounds which these 
represent. This will best be done by writing the letters on the black- 
board and practicing the learners separately and in concert. 

5. Pronunciation should be learned by rule, because it would be 
more accurate and of easier acquisition ; the present mode being un- 
certain, interminable, and without system. 

6. In spelling polysyllables the learner should pronounce from the 
first upon each syllable. 

7. Orthoepy and orthography (i. e., pronouncing and spelling), with 
and without the book, should be learned in connection and as nearly 
as possible at the same time. 

8. In connection with spelling, the meaning and use of words 
should also be learned. 

9. As soon as children can pronounce monosyllables, they should 
be taught to read them in easy sentences, proceeding in the same man- 
ner with two syllables, three, etc. In Webster's speller everything 
should be learned as the child advances. 

10. Spelling should never be discontinued in common schools, but 
the spelling book should be used only by those who study it; whatever 
book the learner is using will always afford proper spelling and defin- 
ing exercises. 

11. Great care should be taken that children learn to read correct- 
ly; if they were correctly taught in regard to stops, tones, etc., from the 
first, wrong habits would be avoided and proper ones easily formed. 

12. Writing should be commenced at an early period and assiduous- 
ly practiced until a neat and accurate penmanship is acquired. 

III. COURSE OF INSTRUCTION 

A regular system is of the utmost consequence both to accuracy 
and success ; and no small amount of time is now lost in our common 



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schools for want of a regular course. We believe the following sub- 
jects and classification adapted to the cultivation of the mind and the 
wants of the people. 

1. Spelling and reading. While the child is learning these, it may 
be allowed to write on the slate during a small portion of each day; 
it will also be profited by studying Holbrook's apparatus of solids, 
figures, minerals, maps, etc. The spelling book should not be relin- 
quished until any combination of letters can be pronounced, and all 
the rules of orthoepy can be accurately given. 

2. Reading, writing on paper, the first principles of oral arithmetic, 
primary lessons in geography, exercises on the rules of orthography. 

3. Reading, writing short sentences, oral and written arithmetic, 
and primary geography, — scholars should write after a copy until they 
learn to shape their letters correctly. 

4. Reading, writing, composition, arithmetic, and geography. 

5. Composition, arithmetic, geography, and English grammar. 

6. Arithmetic, English grammar, United States history, and astro- 
nomy. 

7. English grammar, book keeping, and mensuration. 

8. Algebra, natural philosophy, and English poetry. 

9. Geometry, chemistry, and physiology. 

The old books may be retained where it is not practicable to buy 
new ones, but uniformity should at once be secured if possible. 

IV. PUNISHMENT 

1. All punishments that mortify, that is, such expedients as 
punish by the mortification they inflict, should be totally abandoned; 
this will exclude dunce-blocks, leather spectacles, carrying rules, stand- 
ing up to be pointed at, and all such practices. 

2. Privations, such as keeping the offender from play at recess, 
noon, etc., may be used advantageously; but the great instrument 
of school order and obedience is moral influence, and where this, 
properly used, fails to maintain the teacher's authority, nothing but 
the "rod" is sufficient. We believe the rod is, at present, used with 
but little discretion and by far too often. 

3. Teachers might avoid the necessity of severe punishment, ex- 
cept in rare cases, by carefully cultivating the nobler principles of the 
heart, and by avoiding occasions of offence. 

V. QUALIFICATIONS OP TEACHERS 

1. None who indulge in any of the grosser vices should by any 
means be allowed to teach : such as swearers, drunkards, gamblers, 
etc. The present pretence of requiring a "good moral character" is 
a mere form. 

2. Certificates should be called in as often as once in two years, 



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in order to guard against bad character, and raise the standard of 
scholarship. 

3. Candidates after October 1st, 1850, should pass an approved 
examination on orthoepy, orthography, reading, writing, arithmetic, 
geography, and English grammar, and all certificates given out prior 
to that time should expire January 1st, 1851 ; thence onward the re- 
quirements should gradually increase. 

4. Written questions should be given to candidates and written 
answers required, which questions and answers should be preserved. 

5. Female teachers should be encouraged : their services are much 
needed. 

VI. MISCELLANEOUS 

1. It is right and very appropriate that the teacher should read 
a portion of the Bible to the scholars each morning at the commence- 
ment of school. 

2. Chanting geography is an exercise conducive to health, and in 
connection with the ordinary mode of studying is perhaps beneficial. 

3. Public examinations, when thorough and well conducted, are 
useful and should be practiced. 

A teachers' JOURNAL 

In his efforts to promote public education, and improve the 
teachers of the common schools he began publishing in 1850 a 
bi-monthly sixteen-page teachers' magazine, The Southern In- 
dex. The great amount of space in the third number, which 
appeared in July and is the only copy in existence so far as I 
have been able to find, is devoted to "Common Schools." He 
apologizes in this number for the lack of variety of material 
saying, "The Index is just recovering from a severe visitation 
of the mumps, and, therefore, begs to be excused for any 
ill-digested articles, as the chewing apparatus has been de- 
ranged, and also for one-sidedness that may appear." The 
contents of this number are interesting. The following sub- 
jects are treated: "Greensboro Female College: The Object 
of a Female College," "Chapel Hill," a criticism of the methods 
of teaching grammar and mathematics, "A Stroll," "Common 
Schools," "Pope Pius," and "Examination at the Skygusty 
Academy," a satire on the methods of school advertising. All 
of these appear to have been written by the editor except the 
last two. 



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In discussing public education he says, "We have collected 
everything we can find in Europe and the United States on 
common schools, and after long study and several years ex- 
perience, we have formed this outline of mode, and we think 
if our leading men could see its details, they would give it 
hearty support." This report appears above under the plan 
for normal training that he had installed in Union Institute in 
1849 or earlier. It was his purpose in publishing this journal 
to give the friends of education an opportunity to "express 
their opinions freely." Continuing he says, "We shall shortly 
publish what we (and many others whom we have consulted) 
think to be a complete organization for common schools, with 
all its modes, laws, etc., and we hope that those who may be 
selected to the next legislature will at least give it an examina- 
tion. Candidates and aspirants of every grade play the tune 
of school reform to the popular ear, but they never once hint at 
the remedy. We have no such false modesty, but speak our 
opinion freely." 

In discussing the lines along which the schools were to be 
reformed, he said, 

"Experience, logic, and common sense point out the following 
changes : 

"1. The funds must be increased; the state pays little enough and 
the counties pay the merest fraction imaginable. Every remedy will 
be ineffectual until the districts are allowed by law to impose whatever 
tax they choose. Massachusetts has had common schools constantly 
since 1647, and no other means was ever found sufficient. 

"2. There must be system. We have at present no system of mode 
or books. One teacher undoes what another does, every one works at 
random. We have no books because there is no regularity in the 
demand. We must have a uniform mode and uniformity of books. 

"3. We must have normal schools. We can never reach any emi- 
nence without them. All endowments and enactments will be vain 
without skillful workmen to put them into operation. Our next num- 
ber will contain an able article in support of those propositions, and a 
bill embodying these views will be strongly urged upon the next legis- 
lature." 

He closes this discussion by quoting his "Theory and 



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Course of Instruction" that was already adopted for the norm- 
al department of the Union Institute. 

A very interesting article in the journal is "The Stroll," 
which is an account of a young woman giving the school chil- 
dren a lesson in nature study. They were studying the com- 
mon flowers of the neighborhood, and the method used in this, 
perhaps, imaginary school was as modern as anything we 
have today. He closed the article with an appeal for more 
women to enter the teaching profession. It is significant that 
as late as 1860 out of about 1900 teachers in the common 
schools only 154 were women. 

The Southern Index, however, had only a short career. In 
December of that year he had changed it to The Evergreen, a 
literary magaine in which he began publishing his "Naomi 
Wise," and other short stories. He wrote to Calvin H. Wiley 
urging him to assist in making it a success. "Our intention 
is," he said," "to call out the talent of the state." But it like- 
wise had a short existence. 

THE FIRST STATE NORMAL COLLEGE 

The members of the General Assembly that convened in 
1850 had been notified through the columns of The Southern 
Index that a plan for a state normal school would be presented. 
Craven had been shaping Union Institute into such an institu- 
tion, and it was already prospering. The bill that Craven pre- 
pared changed the name of the Institute to "Normal College," 
provided an appropriation from the common school fund, gave 
the institute power to issue certificates, and provided that all 
pupils entering the institution should sign a pledge to teach in 
the common schools. Having placed the bill in the hands of 
Senator Lane, of Randolph, he wrote, December 24, 1850, to 
Calvin H. Wiley, Senator from Guilford, as follows : 

"As to our Normal College, I am persuaded you will sus- 
tain it. I hope you will move it forward as fast as possible. I 
think the Legislature ought to make us an appropriation of 
$1000 . . . If we obtain the charter, I want our friends 
to introduce a bill to give $1000 from the Literary Fund, and 



Braxton Craven and the; Normal School 15 

I think with proper care the matter might be carried. . . . 
To the mere politician, those considerations are without weight, 
but to you who have a desire for the mental and moral im- 
provement of the people, they will perhaps appear in a different 
light." 

There seems to have been no objection to his plan to estab- 
lish a Normal College, but there were decided objections to 
giving it financial aid. Senator Wiley of Guilford fought that 
feature of the bill. However, it passed the senate, but the 
house cut out the appropriations and so the bill passed. The 
important features of the law are embodied in sections 5, 6 
and 7. 

"Sec. 5. — Be; It Enacted, That when any pupil shall have sustained 
a satisfactory examination on the studies, or course of studies, pre- 
scribed by the faculty and trustees of said college, such persons shall 
be deemed qualified to teach common schools and may receive a certi- 
ficate signed by the president and at least seven trustees, which certi- 
ficate shall be sufficient evidence of ability to teach in any of the 
common schools in this state, without any re-examination of the 
county committees, and where county certificates are required before 
paying out the public funds, the certificate of the Normal College shall 
answer in lieu thereof. 

"Sec. 6. — Be It Further Enacted, That the whole college course 
shall be divided into four classes or degrees, styled first, second, third, 
and fourth, and students shall be ranked accordingly. 

"Sec 7. — Be It Further Enacted, That all the pupils entering said 
college shall first sign a declaration, in a book to be kept by the presi- 
dent for that purpose, as follows : 'We the subscribers hereby declare 
that it is our intention to devote ourselves to the business of teaching 
common schools in the State of North Carolina, and that our sole 
object in resorting to this Normal College is the better to prepare 
ourselves for that important duty.' Which declaration it shall be the 
duty of the president to explain to the pupils before they sign the 
same." 

It is easy to see, however, that section 7 of the law was 
liable to hurt rather than help Normal College, since every stu- 
dent that entered was required to sign a declaration that he 
would teach in the common schools of the state. But the state 
made no appropriation to encourage students to take normal 
courses. However, the law contained one feature that was 



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unique in North Carolina, and that was section 5, giving 
Normal College the power to license teachers. 

Dr. Craven says in 1854 of the organization of the institu- 
tion : "Our course of instruction has been formed after ma- 
ture deliberation. . . . The course is divided into classical 
and English; the former, similar to college courses generally, 
requires four years ; the latter, embracing all that is necessary 
to make an accomplished scholar, requires ordinarily three 
years. . . We desire to remove from our countrymen the 
delusion which teaches that a finished education is necessary 
for none but professional men ; that the merchant, the me- 
chanic, and the farmer would in no way be benefited by the 
treasures of science." 

Concerning the normal department he says, "This institu- 
tion is styled 'Normal College' because it has a special organia- 
tion for the instruction of teachers ; and is endowed with the 
privilege by the Legislature of giving certificates that are valid 
in any part of North Carolina. . . Those who enter the de- 
partment, may belong to either the classical or English course ; 
such as have completed the studies of the freshman class in 
either course, and are deemed suitable for teachers, may re- 
ceive a certificate to last one year; completing the studies of 
the next class will entitle them to a certificate to last two years ; 
and an English senior or a classical junior will receive a cer- 
tificate without limitation. The members of this class are not 
only taught what but how to teach : they are instructed in the 
proper method of teaching the different branches, the manner 
of conducting a school, the proper principles of school manage- 
ment, and everything that tends to make them efficient and 
useful teachers. Attached to the College is a model school for 
small children ; in this school the normal candidates practice ; 
here under the inspection of the president, they are drilled in 
all the minutiae of governing and teaching; here, also, talent 
for teaching is exemplified, and those who are found unsuitable 
for that profession, are not passed, and are persuaded to en- 
gage in some other pursuit." 

It was circulated abroad that all who "enter this college, 



Braxton Craven and the: Normai, School 17 

are to be school teachers, and take a pledge to that effect." 
This was the result of the mutilated bill that finally became a 
law. Dr. Craven's reply to this false charge was vigorous : 
"The report is wholly untrue." Later he wrote, "The ex- 
clusive normal feature was unfortunate, and it required years 
of toil and patience to overcome the evil." Moreover, in order 
to correct the many erroneous reports he wrote in 1851, "All 
who enter this institution are not preparing to be teachers ; it is 
entirely optional with the student and his friends what course 
is selected. Without paying any attention to the normal in- 
struction, one may enter as an irregular. . . We should be 
glad, however, that a large number would enter the normal de- 
partment." In his report of 1851-52 he says, "No one will re- 
ceive a normal certificate, or diploma, who has not been regu- 
larly trained in our course of lectures, or by some other means 
learned the theory and art of teaching, and all who are pre- 
pared and wish it, will receive certificates for one or two years, 
or be graduated according to their advancement." 

Braxton Craven was only twenty-eight years old when he 
began his agitation for teacher training, and his was the only 
strong voice in the state that was heard in that era when public 
education was having its first trial in the South. He compared 
"instructing and training the immortal mind" with practicing 
law, medicine, and preaching the gospel ; "and shall the im- 
mortal part be given up to unlearned and unskilful instruc- 
tion?" Then speaking of the common schools where the great 
mass of people must be educated he said, "if those schools be 
taught by well informed and skilful instruction, our people 
will be profited; otherwise, they must certainly be injured." 
In regard to work done in Normal College, he said, "This is 
the first institution of the kind ever established in the South ; 
its brilliant career thus far shows the favor in which it is held 
by the people, and when the young men we are now preparing 
shall have gone forth and tested our principles of practical ap- 
plication, we ask no other eulogium." 

Much of his argument is trite and commonplace today, 
because it has been repeated so many times within the last 

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three decades, but in the fifties it was a new language he was 
speaking in North Carolina, and the people were listening to 
strange ideas. 

(The remainder of this article, telling how Normal became 
Trinity College and discussing also Dr. Craven's large work 
for general education in North Carolina before the Civil War, 
will appear in the July number of the Register.) 




COL. JAMES REID COLE. 61. DALLAS. TEXAS 



TRINITY COLLEGE ANTE BELLUM 

JAMES REID COLE, '61, Dallas, Texas 

Trinity — old Trinity in Randolph county! The name 
brings before my mind and heart and memory a beautiful 
moving picture that passed out of sight more than half a 
century ago. Through the years and tears and memory I 
turn back and gaze once more on that picture of 1857 to 1861. 
Again I see the quiet village, the parallelogram campus, the 
beautiful grove, the giant oaks, the play grounds, the flower- 
beds in the campus, the college buildings, the little post office 
where we received the sweet perfumed messages from the love- 
ly girls far away, the boys — the happy boys, and the noble 
faculty. 

Yes, I see, I see. 

There comes Dr. Craven, the great scholar, the great man, 
the great president, walking with quick step and dressed in 
broadcloth and a high silk hat. There is Professor Wright, 
tall and dignified and slow, prepared to meet his classes in 
Latin. Away through the campus comes Professor Ganna- 
way, pleasant and polite, to instruct his classes in Greek and 
history. From across the hollow, climbing the hill with long 
steps and swinging gait, Professor Johnson, the mathematician 
of the College comes into view : I seem to see his black straight 
hair and to hear him say, as he demonstrates a problem in 
calculus or mathematical astronomy on the black-board, "Look- 
ing at it thus, we will easily understand it," — which was not 
always the case. There, too, is Professor Carr, the genial 
Christian gentleman, with his eyes on a beautiful young wo- 
man just over the hills; and there is Lewis Andrews, of Geor- 
gia, the jovial, musical lover of the Greek. There were other 
instructors coming and going with the years. 

As I walk among the great oaks on the north side of the 
College I look up to the third story of the main college build- 
ing and see the Columbian Literary Society hall where about 
one hundred fine boys from fifteen to thirty years of age 



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studied oratory and senatorial dignity every Friday night ; and 
at the other end of the College the Hesperian Literary Society 
told a hundred boys that they must follow in the footsteps of 
Demosthenes and Cicero and Webster. I shut my eyes and 
seem to hear the exultant voices of Royle of Guilford, of An- 
drews of Georgia, of Winston of Rockingham, of Weston of 
Hyde, of Debnam of Wake, of Granger of Goldsboro, of 
Watson of Virginia, and Hines of Georgia. 

When the great bell in the campus rang out its loud sweet 
notes, propelled by the strong arms of the lame Hercules, 
Smith Leach, calling the two hundred and forty boys to the 
chapel in the early morning, the voice of the president reading 
the scriptures and the songs of the multitude of students 
filled the building and opened the days work with tender solemn 
devotion. 

After the day's work was done, the boys went to their 
rooms and many of them assembled on the campus grounds to 
engage in the strenuous games of football, or bandy, or town 
ball, and many of the hours of Saturday were devoted to these 
fine, healthy games. 

In 1853 two brothers, Professor Lemuel Johnson, and Rev. 
D. C. Johnson, graduated and were the first graduates of the 
College. In 1854 my brother C. C. Cole and Professor I. L. 
Wright, of South Carolina, graduated with several others. I 
attended the commencement at this time, and the only college 
building was a two story frame structure. Three years after 
this I entered the freshman class and roomed in the third story 
of the new brick college building. For four years I boarded 
with the family of the president. My room mates were Mack 
Jones of Person county and Wilbur Watson and John Choice 
of Virginia. These were fine, manly, studious, moral young 
men. As one by one they graduated, others took their places : 
Charlie Ogburn of Greensboro, and Fletcher Watson and 
Bob Walters of Virginia. As this was fifty-eight years ago, 
and a great desolating war had followed our leaving college, 
Professor Flowers supposed they were all dead ere now. It 
was natural, yet how wonderful is the truth ! Of the seven boys 



Trinity Coiaegs Ante Beixum 21 

of 1857, six of them are living, and the youngest one is seventy- 
three years old. 

About this time, 1857, the little school, — first taught in the 
woods by the twenty-year-old boy, Braxton Craven, the future 
great president, taught in 1840 in the little log cabin after 
the style of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too," then the popular poli- 
tical cry, — began to put on airs and dignity, and became Union 
Institute. It continued to grow and prosper through the wis- 
dom and indomitable energy of the young president, and be- 
came Normal College. The village grew, streets were laid 
out, new families moved in to educate their sons and to board 
the students, pleasant homes were located, and on the hills 
and streets and shady groves a fine community of good fami- 
lies gradually settled. Besides the faculty there were the 
Leaches, the Robinses, the Andrewses, the Welborns, the Al- 
fords, the McNabs, the Browns, the Smalls, the Winslows, the 
Skeens, the Englishes, and many others whose names have 
passed from my memory. 

No people or houses of doubtful reputation were allowed 
within miles of the College. And still the great brains and will 
of the young president — without money, without a college edu- 
cation except that received by attendance two years at the 
"Quaker College" in Guilford — carried forward the embryo 
great college, until he turned it over as a present, to the North 
Carolina Conference about 1858, and henceforth it became 
Trinity College. 

In 1856, at the commencement, William Gilmore Simms, of 
South Carolina, the great novelist and historian and poet, de- 
livered an address ; and as he stepped upon the stage, he 
threw up his hands and cried out, "Good Heavens, young gen- 
tlemen, what will become of you all !" What a startling ques- 
tion ! It may be that he saw the bloody fields of the '60's. It may 
be that he heard the dying sighs of the brave boys of the 
South. It may be that his prophetic eye saw two heroic young 
soldiers from Trinity fall at Chancellorsville and another at 
Gettysburg and another at Bristow. But the veil hid the sor- 
rows of the coming years. At another commencement we 



22 Trinity Alumni Register 

heard Zebulon B. Vance, the mountain-boy congressman, elo- 
quent and witty, prophetic of his future great fame. Here I 
met Governor Ellis, the first of our war governors, genial 
and polished and eloquent. The governors and judges and 
statesmen and the elite for hundreds of miles around attended 
the college commencements, bringing the beautiful, graceful 
girls of the Old North State. I cannot do justice to the latter 
part of that sentence. I jump back over fifty years and I am 
a boy again, promenading the halls, walking through the 
grove, whispering sweet nonsense, and basking in the sunshine 
of sweet smiles. 

Let me close this article by quoting from a book written 
by me nearly twenty years ago. "The four years passed by 
me at Trinity College constituted my ideal of happiness. Not 
a cloud upon the sky, not a ripple upon the deep, not a dis- 
appointment, nor a fear, nor an anxiety; no ungratified wish, 
no foreboding of the future. With Watson and Debnam and 
Hines and Davenport and Andrews and Graveley and their 
voices and flutes and violins and banjos, the campus and col- 
lege hall resounded with the music and melody of 'My Darling 
Nellie Gray' and 'Lillie Dale' and 'Annie Laurie' and 'Kathleen 
Mavourneen' and 'Gentle Annie' and 'My Old Cabin Home' and 
the 'Old North State' and 'S'wanee River' and 'My Old Ken- 
tucky Home' and 'Waterloo.' And Graveley 's banjo would 
make 'Run Nigger Run' and 'Old Dan Tucker' and 'Stop Dat 
Knocking at My Door' fairly dance on the laughing strings. 
As the moon sailed through the heavens and the winds whis- 
pered through the trees, and the peaceful homes rested in quiet 
happiness, a voice floating out of a window in mournful mel- 
ody would be heard 'Thou wilt come no more, gentle Annie/ 
and a reply upon the breeze would come 'Vain were the vows 
that we plighted,' and then a joyful cry, 'Roll on, ye dark 
waves o'er the trouble tide ; I heed not your anger, Maggie's by 
my side.' And the moon still sailed, and the breeze still whis- 
pered, and the boys dreamed." 

The guns of Sumter in 1861 scattered the brave boys of 
the College: some to Virginia, some to the Carolinas, some to 



Trinity College; Ants Bexl,um 23 

Tennessee, some to Georgia, to follow the fortunes of their 
states. Many of them never returned. Among the fallen 
were Lt. Col. C. C. Cole, of the class of 1854, and Major Tom 
Mayhew, of the class of 1860, on the field of Chancellorsville, 
and L,t. Col. Lee Andrews, of the class of 1861, at Gettysburg, 
and Lt. John McKnight, at Bristow Station. 

After the war I turned my face to the West, to the land 
of the mustang, the Mexican, the wild Indian, the refugee, 
desperadoes, the free negroes, the northern invaders, the heroes 
of the Alamo and San Jacinto, the rolling prairies, the wild 
flowers, and the buffalo. In three years I had been professor 
in a college, president of a female seminary, and had married a 
beautiful Texas girl and been elected to the legislature of the 
state to represent a district of about one hundred counties. 
How will that do for a modest, timid Trinity Boy? 

Now here is honor and prosperity and love for the faculty 
and the boys of Old Trinity and the beautiful girls of the Old 
North State, and Long Live the; Great New Trinity oe 
1915. 



MEMORIES OF THE OLD INN 

C. R. WARREN, '06 

Editor Chatham, Va., Enterprise 

[One of the first buildings erected on the new campus in 
Durham was the "Inn," afterwards named Epworth Building. 
This was a building of great beauty from the standpoint of 
architecture. Here lived the majority of students for many 
years, and around this dormitory have centered some of the 
most cherished memories and traditions of generations of Trin- 
ity men. This was the center of the activities of college life. On 
the first floor were the large dining hall, Y. M. C. A. hall, and 
the parlors. Chapel exercises were held here, and until Craven 
Memorial Hall was built the commencement exercises were 
conducted in the large dining hall. On the verandas of the 
Inn students were accustomed to gather, sing their college 
songs, and discuss questions in which they were interested. 
Many old students look back to these happy days. 

The time came when extensive repairs must be made to the 
building, and for two years it was not used as a dormitory. 
It was decided last summer to overhaul the building and thor- 
oughly remodel it. The eastern portion of the building, which 
was three stories high, was torn down together with the large 
tower. The cut which is given in this issue of the Register 
will show the "Inn" as it now appears. The portion preserved 
was covered with slate, plasticoed on the outside, replastered, 
refloored, and repainted. The building has been divided into 
sections and has been furnished with all modern conveniences. 
Shower baths have been provided for each section and running 
water for each room. From every standpoint this is one of 
the most attractive dormitories to be found anywhere. Many 
old students who lived here will be glad to know that the build- 
ing has been preserved and made such an attractive home for 
future generations of students.] 

The "Old Inn." At the very mention there leaps out of 
the past the sound of a thousand hearty voices with their 



Memories oe the Oed Inn 25 

"Hello, Bull," and a thousand hands reach to me across the 
span of a seeming age. It has not been long, however, this 
brief eight years ; but so full have they been, and so fast has 
one event crowded upon another, and so deeply have these 
events pressed themselves upon my life, that today as I look 
back to those happy carefree days, and then meditate upon the 
doings of the interim, it does, indeed, seem an age. 

I shall never forget the impression made upon my mind 
when I first had the pleasure of looking the "Old Inn" over. 
I mean a part of it. I do not think there was ever a man who 
really knew every turn and corner of it. When I first saw it, 
I could not help but think of the brain of the man who had 
made the plans. I am sure he never made another, for there 
is just one such set of plans in any man's brain and there is 
just one such man in ten thousand. No, there will never be 
another building like our "Old Inn." 

It covered nearly an acre of ground and faced to all points 
of the compass except north. It had a roof which from above 
looked like most anything you might think of that had no 
special shape or outline. I can not describe it, for I am not 
sure that I ever saw it all. Every time I ever looked at it there 
was some nook, cranny, or parapet, which I had never seen 
before. I am not sure that I ever did see it all. The halls, 
alleys, winding stairs, and various passages formed such a 
labyrinth of intricate turnings and twistings that truly one, 
on entering, must leave his skein of thread in order to get out. 
Upon one occasion a stranger after trying to get out of the 
building for some time, entered a room and asked the inmate 
how he could get down to the campus. The student laid down 
his book, looked at the stranger, and then pointed to the win- 
dow and said : "Right through there is the only sure way I 
know." 

The "Old Inn" had some rooms. It was like the widow's 
meal barrel and oil can. It never was full to my knowledge. 
I have seen, upon the opening of college in the fall, load after 
load of trunks and freshmen deposited at the door and for 
three or four days, I have seen boys and negro men groaning 



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under trunks and trunks ; and when it seemed that the room 
must be exhausted, I have been told that the second floor was 
not more than half full. It was the home of the freshmen. 
Almost every freshman that came to Trinity landed at the 
"Old Inn" for at least half of his first year. Perhaps toward 
the middle of the year, when he had got over a part of his 
greenness, he would move over to the Duke Building, and then 
after some time if he were sufficiently ambitious he would 
move into the "New Dormitory." You see these were the old 
days of Trinity before the appearance of the magnificent new 
buildings which we now have. 

Yes, the "Old Inn" was the home of the freshmen ; and 
could those old walls speak, many would be the tales of the 
quivering hearts and the quaking nerves of fellows away from 
home for the first time, as they heard the yell of the heathenish 
sophomore. 

Not only would these walls speak of this ; but if some true 
son of Trinity, loyal to her through the years, in sympathy 
with her purpose, faithful in his desire to honor her, still be- 
lieving in her greatness and giving her room in his life, should 
tap gently and listen closely, those old walls might tell him 
prayers, — humble, contrite, earnest prayers, — rising from lips 
which quivered as a homesick boy thought of mother and 
longed for a kiss from her dear lips as he fell asleep. 

The "Old Inn" was an entire institution within itself. There 
were a chapel, dormitory rooms galore, a library room, offices, 
recitation rooms, kitchen wir.h basements and storage, and a 
large dining room. Here a freshman first caught the spirit of 
college life upon the annual "Freshman Reception." Here we 
would all gather about a month after college opened each 
year and have a blowout. This affair consisted of eats, of the 
light order, and speeches, of the heavy order ; that is, they were 
heavy if a poor fellow did not have temerity enough to get 
from under pretty soon after they began. These forensic ef- 
forts usually emanated from seniors and juniors who thought 
themselves capable of telling something worth while, and the 



Memories oe the Old Inn 27 

most peculiar part of it was that they managed to make the 
freshmen think so. 

When I was there, the College had been making wonderful 
strides, and the recitation rooms had been converted into 
dormitory rooms. It was in one of these that I spent two of 
the happiest years of my life. A large porch ran about half 
way round the entire structure and there were two main en- 
trances, one on the south and one on the west side. The first 
room on the right of the west entrance was the one in which 
I spent the two years from September, 1904, to June, 1906. 
I mention this room because it was to me home for the two 
years and is full of the fondest associations of a life which 
has had a great many more than it deserved ; but in addition to 
this here was originated one of the most unique organizations 
ever seen in any college before or since. The starting of this 
organization, if it can be called such, was the most amusing 
thing about it. 

In the latter part of October, 1904, Billy Smith, John 
Hutchinson, Gibby Foard, Paul Beachboard, Joe Pitts, and my- 
self were sitting in my room when Paul Webb walked in. He 
spoke to the bunch, but no one said a word for a moment ; and 
then suddenly we all began to laugh. Paul looked around try- 
ing to see why we were laughing. He examined his clothing, 
the room, and everything else in sight. He asked what were 
we laughing at. By this time we were really amused and all 
laughed the louder. After a while he left the room. This 
took place about six o'clock in the evening ; and from then until 
seven we laughed at every one that came in. If he were able 
to stand for it, he took his seat and then we all waited for the 
next subject. Thus started the D. F. L. A. The body was purely 
democratic. We drew the line for no one. No questions asked, 
no fees charged, no oath of membership administered : just the 
simple initiation of being laughed at. If the candidate stood 
that, he sat down and was one of us ; if he could not, he left 
and never applied for membership again. 

It took us about a month with a meeting each evening from 
six to seven to get almost the entire student body; then our 



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attention was turned to other matters, such as giving college 
yells, singing college songs, and dancing old fashioned break- 
downs. We were noisy, and some of the fellows thought we 
carried the thing too far at times, and perhaps we did ; but it 
was the wild joy of living, and we lived. 

Sometimes we would sit in the room and tell jokes and 
experiences, and we heard that some of the fellows who were 
not present criticized this, for they thought we were telling 
things not fit for polite ears ; but we were not. We were noisy 
and boisterous, but with it all we were clean, and anyone with 
a good pair of ear drums could have been a member with im- 
punity. It was a hotbed of college spirit and American man- 
hood. Our association was clean, and today as I look back 
across the intervening years I can see only the ruddy faces and 
hear only the happy laughter of the finest bunch of big-hearted, 
ambitious fellows in the world. College spirit was higher at 
Trinity during those two years than it ever was before. We 
had a snapshot taken of the bunch one night, or rather part of 
it; and I would give a good price for one of those pictures 
now. 

It was in the "Old Inn" that Zack Beachboard had his 
boarding house and starved us all while he got rich. (So 
thought all except those who tried to help collect some of the 
bills.) It was here that Warren had his barbershop and chop- 
ped the hair and faces of the trusting victims. It was here that 
Joe Pitts had his Regal Shoe Agency and took our money and 
made us wait for the shoes. Here Aiken had his candy, pop, 
chewing gum, and tobacco-joint, and would not sell us his 
poison on a credit. Here Zalph Rochelle had his pressing club 
and burned up our clothes, but we didn't care : it was college, 
and we were there. 

It all happened at the dear "Old Inn," and how happy we 
were, and how hard it is to realize that those days cannot 
return. 

Dear "Old Inn," the world looks upon you as though you 
were only wood and stone ; but you are more. To me, you are 
sacred, a thing which cannot be destroyed, because from your 



Memories oe the Oed Inn 29 

portals I looked out across the world and felt the desire rising 
in my heart to stand the tests of life and be a man. Within 
your walls many an aspiration has been born, many a heart has 
thrilled for the first time with ambition, many a purpose has 
been formed, many a soul has been called back from the gates 
of hell to smile again into the face of God. 

Across the campus yonder there now stands a magnificent 
stone building worth thousands of dollars, but never will 
sweeter memories gather around it than cluster about you. 

And you must fall? I shall never see you again as you 
were? How I should like to come again and walk along your 
crooked corridors, touch your scarred old walls, and tramp up 
and down your worn steps : I believe I could catch again that 
wild joy which I felt when you sheltered me. 

Oh well, goodbye, and may God bless the men to whom you 
are dear. 



THE TRINITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 
A RECORD AND AN APPEAL 

WILLIAM K. BOYD, '97 

Professor of History 

April 14, 1892 is an important date in the development of 
intellectual activities at Trinity. On that day Dr. Stephen 
B. Weeks, Professor of History, assembled a group of stu- 
dents and organized the Trinity College Historical Society, the 
first of the societies formed in the College for the promotion 
of specialized knowledge. It has been continuously active 
ever since. The purpose of the Society is the exploitation 
of the history of the South, particularly of North Carolina. 
Its work is threefold: the reading and discussion of papers 
submitted by members or guests, the publication of essays and 
other material, and the collection of sources and authorities 
relating to the history of North Carolina and the other southern 
states. With the permission of the editors of the Alumni 
Register, I take the liberty of outlining each of these divisions 
of the Society's activity and of pointing out some of its present 
needs. 

The organization meets the fourth Monday night, six times 
during the academic year. One or two papers are read and dis- 
cussed, the gifts to the Society's collection during the past 
month or months are reviewed, and miscellaneous business is 
transacted. Thus for twenty odd years the cause of Southern 
history has been actively fostered. In 1899 the Society also 
instituted the Civic Celebration of February 22, which has since 
been taken over by the "9019" and the College. 

In 1896 the work of publication was begun with Series I 
of Historical Papers, edited by Dr. John S. Bassett. Professor 
of History. In 1902 when Professor Bassett undertook the 
editorship of the South Atlantic Quarterly, the publication of 
the Historical Papers was suspended, but it was resumed in 
1905 with Series V. To date ten series have been issued con- 
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In 1910 the publication of a series of bound volumes under 
the general title of The John Lawson Monographs was begun. 
Three volumes have been issued. Volume I, the Autobiography 
of Brantley York, is the reminscences of the founder of the 
school which under Dr. Craven grew into Trinity College ; 
Volume II, the Memoirs of W. W. Holden, reconstruction 
Governor of North Carolina, was issued in 1911 ; and in 1913 
Volume III, the Military Reminiscences of General William 
R. Boggs, who saw service in the construction of fortifications 
in Georgia and Florida and was later with Bragg and Kirby 
Smith, was published. It is the policy of the Society to alter- 
nate the Historical Papers and the John Lawson Monographs, 
one of each series appearing every second year. Every member 
on the payment of the annual dues of one dollar receives the 
publication of the current year. Membership is open to non- 
residents, as well as residents of the campus and of the city 
of Durham. 

The third feature of the Society's work, the collection of 
historical material, makes perhaps the widest appeal. Not all 
Trinity men can attend the meetings of the organization, nor 
are all interested in the discussion of topics more or less tech- 
nical in their nature. But a vast number that can not be esti- 
mated are interested in the collection and preservation of his- 
torical material. I have been impressed with the fact that many 
who do not elect history as a study contribute to the Society's 
collection of cources. In 1895 an historical museum was estab- 
lished. Its equipment was at first shelves, then an exhibition 
case in the history lecture room, later an unused dormitory in 
the Epworth Building. Today, there is a large room reserved 
for the museum in the Library Building, and also a fire proof 
vault for the protection of the more valuable treasures. To 
date the Society has collected 2,750 pamphlets and books, 
over 5,000 manuscripts, and several hundred relics. Let me 
enumerate some of the more important items. 

In the manuscript collection are the papers of Governor 
W. W. Holden, transcripts of the correspondence of Governor 
Caldwell, the letters of Bedford Brown, a box of letters written 



32 Trinity Alumni Register 

by an army surgeon of the Confederacy, an unpublished book 
by Dr. Eli Caruthers on the "Evils of American Slavery," and 
the manuscript records of the North Carolina Conference and 
of many circuits and districts. Several hundred letters, mainly 
the office correspondence of Presidents Crowell and Kilgo re- 
late to the affairs of Trinity College. In addition to these 
there are miscellaneous letters bearing the signatures of Rob- 
ert E. Lee, General Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, and Govern- 
ors Joseph E. Brown, of Georgia and F. W. Pickens, of South 
Carolina. There are also a number of letters by Richard 
Henderson and those associated with him in the foundation 
of the Transylvania Colony. 

To those interested in literary history certain manuscripts 
of Edwin Fuller are suggestive, while the collection assumes 
a more national importance through letters of J. Fenimore 
Cooper, Dolly Madison, Martin Van Buren, and Edward Liv- 
ingston. 

Among the newspapers there are many rare volumes. 
Among them is a bound volume of the North Carolina Mercury 
(Salisbury), one of the Newbernian, one of the Democratic 
Press for 1859-'60, and a file of the North Carolina Standard 
from 1848 till 1865. In co-operation with the college library 
there have been secured a file of the Wilmington Journal and 
its sucessors from 1860 to 1900 and also a file of the Charlotte 
Observer from 1875 to 1885. With these should be mentioned 
the valuable files presented to the College some years ago by 
Dr. Dred Peacock. They include many volumes of the Raleigh 
Register, the Greensboro Patriot, the Old North State, the 
Raleigh Christian Advocate, the National Intelligencer and odd 
volumes of the Western Carolinian, the Salisbury Watchman, 
and also several hundred copies of miscellaneous papers. Al- 
together the collection of newspapers, especially for the period 
prior to 1860, is extremely rare and valuable. It has led many 
investigators to visit the College in the search of information 
about our country's past. 

Space forbids the discussion of the collection of books and 
pamphlets, which equals the newspapers in importance. An- 



Th£ Trinity Historical Society 33 

other kind of material can not be passed by. That is relics 
and remains of the past. Among them is a large collection 
of revolutionary and Confederate currency, many rare coins, 
foreign and domestic, the table and bottle used by the princi- 
pals at the surrender of Joseph E. Johnston to Wm. T. Sher- 
man in 1865, which occurred four miles west of Durham, a 
Catholic medal struck in commemoration of the massacre of St. 
Bartholomew, pieces of wood and iron from historic sites, a 
collection of swords and guns used in the war of 1812 and the 
Confederate War, slave shoes, campaign buttons, spinning 
wheels, and a large hand loom. These do much to visualize 
the manners and customs of the past by bringing one into con- 
tact with implements, tools, and mementos. 

Historical work of all kinds has for its cardinal principle 
growth. Our collection, though large, needs to expand. I 
therefore wish to call attention to some materials we desire 
to collect. 

First, I would mention laws, sessional and codified. Legis- 
lation reveals the framework of civilization and also much of 
its spirit. From laws we can outline the principal institutional 
phases of slavery, the system of taxation, the growth of rail- 
ways, the rise of public schools, and the extent of the humani- 
tarian spirit. Therefore the Society desires to secure all copies 
of the laws of North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Flori- 
da, Georgia, and the other southern states. Many of these are 
in old libraries, garrets, and out of the way places where they 
are unused. Here they might be of inestimable value to those 
who attempt to contribute something to the organized knowl- 
edge of the past. 

The same remarks hold true of journals and documents of 
the legislatures. Many points concerning our past can be cleared 
up only by a judicious use of legislative reports and records. 
More often than the laws they are to be found in obscure places 
and too often they are destroyed. I once asked a lawyer who 
had adorned both the bench and chairs of law in two law 
schools if he had in his possession the journals of the legis- 
latures which had convened in the recent past; he replied that 



34 Trinity Alumni Register 

he had just had his office boy carry them out and burn them, 
because they took up too much room. Evidently the judges 
rarely have an interest in the official record which precedes 
legislation. On the other hand, the historian frequently wishes 
to plot votes, to find evidence of the policy of a certain leader, 
or to learn the fate of some bill, while the messages and reports 
of state officials and of committees are indispensable. 

Newspapers, single numbers or complete files, are also de- 
sired. The value of the newspaper for events fifty or a hun- 
dred years ago is far greater than it is today, when periodicals 
and year books supplement and correct the daily press. In the 
same class are pamphlets, such as campaign text books, speech- 
es, biographical sketches, and advertising literature. Too often 
one must visit the large libraries of the North and West to con- 
sult newspapers and pamphlets published in the South half 
a century or more ago. Why should we not build up here at 
Trinity a collection of such material relating to our own sec- 
tion and particularly relating to North Carolina? 

The Society also wishes to secure local histories and bio- 
graphies. Many of these have been published locally or in 
small editions and are therfore hard to secure through the 
regular book trade. Such are Mill's Statistics of South Caro- 
lina, Dubose's Life of Yancey, Gilmer's Early Settlers of Geor- 
gia, Brewer's Alabama, Martin's Louisiana, Fairbanks' Flori- 
da, Howison's Virginia, and the histories of counties. Dupli- 
cates are also desired of all North Carolina books. 

Beyond a doubt the most tantalizing record of the past is 
the manuscript. The written word has a charm, an antiquarian 
interest far surpassing the mechanical, printed word. We, 
therefore, appeal for letters, diaries, account books, and other 
manuscripts. Many a garret and many an old chest contains 
manuscripts of unknown value. Too often the box or trunk 
containing letters and personal papers is sold with other mov- 
able property at executor's sales or is destroyed at the death of 
the owner. 

Relics and mementos have the place in all attempts to 
make the past live again. Looms, spinning wheels, plough 



The Trinity Historical Society 35 

shares, mill stones, and home-made cloth visualize the nature 
and growth of industries, while swords and firearms do some- 
thing to make real the military spirit. Such items are more 
easily collected, and they are more readily exhibited in our 
museum. They catch the observer's eye and suggest contribu- 
tions that he can make. Our collection is extensive, but it has 
not reached its limits by any means. 

In conclusion the Society appeals to all alumni and friends 
of the College for copies of laws, legislative journals and docu- 
ments, newspapers, histories, biographies, manuscripts, and 
relics of whatever description. For years it has cherished a hope 
and a faith that some day Trinity would have such a collection 
of historical material relating to the South and particularly 
to North Carolina as could not be overlooked by those who 
in the future shall write the history of our section. Every 
alumnus and friend who aids in realizing this ambition becomes 
a benefactor of the College, a contributor to its intellectual and 
spiritual heritage. 



EDITORIAL NOTES 

This is the first number of the Trinity Alumni Register. 
It is published by a committee appointed from the Trinity 
College Alumni Association by order of the Association at the 
annual meeting in June, 1914. It is supported by subscriptions 
of the alumni and begins publication with a large subscription 
list already pledged. The size of the publication will vary be- 
tween sixty-four and eighty pages quarterly. The subject 
matter will consist of contributed articles of interest to the 
sons and daughters of Trinity, of campus notes telling what is 
taking place at the College, of letters from the local alumni 
associations, of alumni notes giving current information re- 
garding former students, and of articles of general and special 
interest. One very important feature for the first few issues 
will be the directory of Trinity alumni compiled from the in- 
formation Prof. Flowers as chairman of the alumni executive 
committee has received from the inquiries mailed each alumnus 
last Christmas. We publish in this number all the information 
received before March 15 regarding alumni who were in col- 
lege during the presidencies of Dr. Craven and Dr. Wood, ex- 
cept information regarding alumni now dead, which will be 
published later. Additional information received from time 
to time regarding these alumni, together with information 
regarding alumni who have been students during the adminis- 
trations of Presidents Crowell, Kilgo, and Few will be pub- 
lished in the succeeding numbers of the Register. 

If you find an alumnus of Trinity College — full graduate 
or not — who has not received a copy of this first number of 
the Register, send us his name and address ; he is not on our 
mailing list, or he would have received a copy. If you re- 
ceive a copy and wish to receive succeeding numbers, send in 
the price of a year's subscription at once. Address all commu- 
nications to Trinity Alumni Register, College Station, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 



Editorial Notes 37 

The Register is a quarterly publication; the next number 
will appear July 15. 



The Register aims to keep Trinity men and women in 
touch with their college and the friendships and associations 
formed on its campus ; if you know any information regarding 
former associates or recall any old memories of college days, 
write the editor. 



Trinity College Library needs the "Journals of the North 
Carolina Conference" for the years 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 
1903, 1904, 1909 to complete its file from' 1872 to date. Any 
alumnus or friend who has any copies of the Journal for these 
years, and can spare them from his file, will do the library a 
distinct service by sending them to it. Such a kindness will be 
greatly appreciated by the college administration. 

A search for old catalogues of Trinity College has been car- 
ried on several years with hope of completing the file in the 
library. Those for the Civil War period, 1861-62 to 1866-67 
inclusive, the one for 1881-82, and the one for 1891-92 have not 
been found. It is very likely those for the Civil War period 
were never published. Dr. Craven died Nov. 7, 1882 after an 
illness of four months. It was the custom of many institutions 
to publish their catalogues during the summer months. If 
this was the custom at Trinity, Dr. Craven's illness may have 
prevented the publication of the catalogue for 1881-82. The 
College was moved to Durham in the summer of 1892. Older 
members of the faculty of Trinity at present say they do not 
remember that any catalogue for 1891-92 was sent out but they 
know several bulletins were sent out in the summer 1892. Will 
somebody clear up these uncertainties for the library? Ad- 
dress J. P. BreedeovE, Librarian. 



The Register is dedicated to all who have served Trinity 
College as well as to all whom she has served. It is dedicated to 
old students, instructors, friends, well-wishers, and benefac- 



38 Trinity Alumni Register 

tors alike. This first number is specifically inscribed to the 
man who has had the longest intimate association with the life 
of the Alma Mater — Prof. Pegram, A. B. and A. M. graduate 
of the College, two years an instructor, forty years head of a 
department, and now secretary emeritus of the faculty. Here's 
to W. H. Pegram, a conserving force in the life of the institu- 
tion, and a worthy representative of the older sons of Trinity 
College. 

Here's also to the ex-president, to the outside world Bishop 
Kilgo, but to his old students indelibly associated with Trinity 
campus as plain "Dr. Jack" — the man who had to fight inch by 
inch to establish the new Trinity, the man, who as leader had 
to stand the brunt of misunderstanding and misrepresentation, 
but who fought, and won the fight, not only to give us Trinity 
as she is today, but also to give us our ideals of what she 
should be. If Prof. Pegram recalls for the older men the 
era of Dr. Craven, Dr. Kilgo typifies for the younger men 
Trinity College as they remember her. 



Buncombe is the first of the local associations to appoint 
a correspondent to the Register. Read Mr. Harris' letter in 
this issue, and see that your association appoints a correspon- 
dent before next June. This is important. If you have no asso- 
ciation, write the Register for suggestive constitution and by- 
laws and organize. 



Prof. Brooks' article on Dr. Craven is but the first in a 
series of articles on the history of Trinity College. Prof. 
Brooks will continue the series down to Bishop Kilgo's ad- 
ministration, which it is planned for Rev. H. M. North, '99, 
to discuss in an early number. Mr. North's article was planned 
for this number, but owing to pressure of work he has asked 
for more time in order to deal more thoroughly with the sub- 
ject. We might add that Prof. Brooks intends to work out 
with special thoroughness the article on Dr. Crowell's admin- 
istration, during which he was here as a student. 



Editorial Notes 39 

Col. Cole's article on "Trinity Ante Bellum" reminds us that 
the old boys were pretty much like the younger ones. Why will 
not some alumnus of the '60's, 70' s, '80's, or '90's do for those 
decades what Col. Cole and Mr. Warren have in this issue 
done for the boys of the '50's and '00's? Contribute what 
memories you have, and we may combine the memories of sev- 
eral into a composite article. Who has some memories of the 
old "Main Building"? Who has memories of the Colum- 
bian and Hesperian Literary Societies? Who has any sug- 
gestion or contribution of any sort for the Register? Send 
it in. 



Does your class hold a re-union this commencement at 
the annual banquet? Why don't you get busy and see how 
many of the old boys will come back with you for the occasion ? 
What about the class of 1910 for its fifth year banquet, or 
'05 for its tenth year, or '95 for its twentieth, or '90 for its 
twenty-fifth, or some of the older classes still? The fewer 
there are left, the easier to get together. Remember the first 
Sunday in June and the Tuesday and Wednesday following. 



Blanks have been sent to all the alumnae by Miss Laura 
Drake Gill, Executive Secretary of the Committee on Organi- 
zation of the Co-ordinate College for Women. These blanks 
call for information which will be used in the directory of the 
women students of the College. This directory will be pub- 
lished in the Register just as soon as all the information is 
available. A great many of the blanks have been returned, and 
all the alumnae are urged to give the information requested at 
an early date. 



The steel engraving of Dr. Craven which appears as a 
frontispiece in this issue was made from a plate purchased in 
New York City a few weeks ago. Mr. D. W. Newsom, treas- 
urer of the College, received notice from a dealer in New 
York that he had a plate which he would sell, and it was pur- 



40 Trinity Alumni Register 

chased. It is not known for what object the plate was made, 
but it is evidently more than sixty years old. There is in pos- 
session of the members of Dr. Craven's family a photograph 
taken at the time Dr. Craven attended the commencement 
exercises at Yale College some time in the fifties. It is evident 
the plate was made from a photograph taken at about that 
same time. 



Miss Lila B. Markham, '02, president of the Trinity Col- 
lege Alumnse Association, joins the Register in urging the 
alumnse to remember the annual dinner Tuesday, June 8. 



The "9019" this year celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary 
by a grand re-union during commencement week. The order 
proclaims as one of its first principles loyalty to Trinity Col- 
lege: let every "9019" man remember the annual alumni ban- 
quet of June 8 and return with the other children of Trinity 
to renew this loyalty. 



Would it not be an excellent thing for the alumni at the 
annual meeting to appoint a permanent secretary to keep in 
touch with Trinity men and organize local associations ? Think 
the matter over and come prepared to give the results of your 
thinking. 



You are urged to attend the annual alumni dinner in the 
gymnasium Tuesday, June 8. Come and renew the associa- 
tions of past years. It will do you good to mingle again with 
the "boys" of the old days. 



ON THE CAMPUS 

The annual reception given by the local Young Men's 
Christian Association to the new students, was held this year 
in the East Duke Building Tuesday evening, September 15, 
1914. The occasion furnished an early opportunity for the 
new students to become acquainted with the old students and 
the faculty and to be introduced to much of college life and its 
various activities. Professor Eugene C. Brooks, of the de- 
partment of education, was toastmaster and called on Presi- 
dent William P. Few and representatives of the various stu- 
dent activities who responded fittingly. The reception was 
largely attended and was in every way a success. 



President Few's annual opening address to the students of 
the College was made Sunday evening, September 20, in Craven 
Memorial Hall, which was crowded for the service. Many of 
the local churches suspended services for that evening, and 
several of the church choirs of the city, under the direction 
of Mr. T. E. Cheek, furnished music for the occasion. Presi- 
dent Few's theme was the real function of a college in mod- 
ern life. 



Benefactor's Day, October 3, established by the Board of 
Trustees in 1900 to encourage and cultivate the spirit of benev- 
olence and to give suitable recognition to the numerous bene- 
factors of the College, was fittingly observed this year as usual. 
Professor William R. Webb, co-principal of the well-known 
Webb School of Bell Buckle, Tenn., was the speaker for the 
occasion, and delivered one of the most interesting and stimu- 
lating addresses given on this occasion in many years. His 
theme was more or less general, the purpose of a college edu- 
cation receiving most consideration ; but the urgency of educa- 



42 Trinity Alumni Register 

tion was set forth at the outset by the speaker's timely ref- 
erence to the wail of Hosea, "My people are destroyed for lack 
of knowledge." Regular college duties were suspended for 
the day, and a large number of students and people from the 
city were present at the exercises of the evening. At the con- 
clusion of the address President Few read the list of the names 
of those who had made donations, large or small, to the College 
during the past year. The list was long and showed that the 
College had received many gifts of various kinds during that 
time. 

A series of open lectures on the present European War, 
by various members of the college faculty, has this year feat- 
ured the program of public lectures. The absorbing interest 
in the general subject of the war, its causes, progress, and 
probable outcome, and the excellent and instructive discus- 
sions of specific topics connected with the general subject 
made the series one of the most profitable ever given here. 

Dr. William T. Laprade, of the department of history, gave 
the initial lecture of the series Friday evening, September 25, 
his subject being "The Causes Leading Up to the Present Euro- 
pean Crisis." In this lecture he pointed out that the war was 
not a conflict between Slav and Teuton but the outgrowth of an 
intense rivalry between England and Germany. He did not 
think it a one-man war, for the time has passed, he said, when 
one man can precipitate a conflict of such huge proportions. 

The second lecture of the series was given by Professor 
William H. Wannamaker, of the department of German, Fri- 
day evening, October 30, on "The German Point of View." 
Professor Wannamaker showed that the old Prussian concep- 
tion of the state had become the conception of Germany, that 
Prussia's expansive ideas had caused Germany to overfill the 
narrow limits of European Germany and that colonies were 
naturally sought. The colonies had to be protected. England's 
jealousy and France's anxiety to get revenge for the treatment 
she received from Germany in 1870 made the conflict inevi- 
table. 



On the; Campus 43 

Professor Albert M. Webb, of the department of Romance 
Languages, gave the third lecture in the series Friday evening, 
November 30, on "France and Her Part in the European 
War." Professor Webb showed that social conditions in 
France were not such as to create an aggressive policy. Since 
1870 she had assumed a policy of reconstruction on scientific, 
educational, and agricultural lines; she showed no spirit of 
revenge on account of the loss of Alsace-Lorraine, but entered 
the war solely to uphold the obligations of the Triple Entente. 

Dr. William H. Glasson, of the department of economics 
and political science, gave the fourth lecture of the series Fri- 
day evening, February 26. His subject was "Some Economic 
Effects of the European War on the United States." Dr. Glas- 
son pointed out that one of the principal effects which the war 
has caused in this country is the blow which has been dealt to 
the cotton industry of the South. He showed that in 1913 
the southern states produced about sixty-one per cent, of all 
the cotton grown in the world and that a large portion of this 
production was exported to the six European countries which 
went to war in August. The war, in this particular respect, has 
placed a depressing hand upon all the cotton growing states, 
though conditions in the last two months, the speaker stated, 
had become noticeably better, due to the fact that arrangements 
had been made to send American cotton abroad. Other effects 
of the war discussed were the prosperity brought to the wheat- 
growing states in the West and Northwest, the large number of 
orders placed in the United States for war materials, and the 
effect on the stock market in causing a higher rate of interest. 

The public was invited to all these lectures, and large crowds 
of students and people from the city were always present. The 
lectures were given in the auditorium on the second floor of 
the East Duke Building. 



The College is continuing its usual service to the community 
and to the state in as many ways as possible. One of the ways 
is through the public lectures which are given by the members 



44 Trinity Alumni Register 

of the faculty. Early in September Dr. William T. Laprade, 
of the department of history, gave a lecture on the European 
War before the members of the Commonwealth Club in Dur- 
ham; Dr. William H. Glasson, of the department of eco- 
nomics and political science, addressed the same organization 
later on the subject of "The Commission Form of City Gov- 
ernment"; Professor William H. Wannamaker, of the depart- 
ment of German, gave a lecture in November to the citizens 
of Cary on the subject of the European War; Professor Rob- 
ert L. Flowers, of the department of mathematics and secre- 
tary of the College, addressed the students of Weaver College 
in February ; Dr. Frank C. Brown, of the department of Eng- 
lish, gave a lecture on "The English Ballad" before the stu- 
dents of the East Carolina Teachers' Training School, at 
Greenville, in February, and also before the students of Salem 
Academy, at Winston-Salem, in March; Professor E. C. 
Brooks, of the department of education, has given lectures on 
various educational topics in Durham, Hillsboro, Newbern, 
Selma, and Wadesboro ; and Dr. William K. Boyd, of the de- 
partment of history, gave a lecture on "Local History" before 
the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, in 
Raleigh, in November. 

The annual inter-scholastic declamation contest, which is 
held here every Thanksgiving under the auspices of the "9019," 
was conducted this year in a highly satisfactory manner with 
very gratifying results. Forty-three contestants, representing 
as many high schools in this and adjoining states, attended and 
presented themselves for the preliminary on Friday morning, 
when ten men were selected for the final contest that evening. 
The judges in the final contest were Mr. E. S. W. Dameron, 
of the Burlington bar, Rev. H. E. Spence, of Sanford, and Mr. 
R. P. Reade, of the Durham bar. The winner of the prize, a 
beautiful gold medal given by the "9019," was Edmund Bur- 
dick, of the Asheville High School. His subject was "The 
Chariot Race" from Ben Hur. At the conclusion of the contest 
an informal reception and luncheon was served to the visiting 



On the Campus 45 

speakers, their accompanying friends, the judges, and specially 
invited guests. Rev. Harry M. North, of the class of 1899, 
served as toastmaster. 



The annual inter-society debate, held usually just before 
the Christmas holidays each year, was held in Craven Me- 
morial Hall, Saturday evening, December 19. The judges 
were Superintendent E. D. Pusey, of the Durham City Schools, 
and Dr. Carl P. Norris and Mr. S. W. Minor, also of Durham. 
The question was "Resolved, That all candidates for public 
office directly subject to popular election should be nominated 
in direct primaries." The Columbian Society defended the 
affirmative and was represented by Mr. G. W. H. Britt, of 
Burnside, Ky., Mr. J. S. Cox, of Palmerville, N. C, and Mr. 
Horace Grigg, of Lawndale, N. C. The Hesperian Society 
was represented by Mr. J. H. Small, Jr., of Washington, N. 
C, Mr. David Brady, of Durham, and Mr. W. R. Shelton, of 
Asheville. The decision was won by the Hesperians. The 
same spirit revealed on former occasions was present : the 
Columbians occupied one side of the hall and the Hesperians 
the other, and each society heartily supported its speak- 
ers with cheers and yells throughout the contest. At the con- 
clusion of the debate an informal reception was held in the 
Columbian hall in honor of the debaters and judges. 



Mr. George S. Sexton, Jr., of Shreveport, La., a member 
of the sophomore class, represented Trinity in the State Peace 
Oratorical Contest held in Raleigh Friday evening, February 
19. Mr. B. F. Taylor, of Greenville, a member of the senior 
class, was alternate. Intercollegiate debates were held this 
year at Lexington, Va., with Washington and Lee University 
and at Swarthmore, Pa., with Swarthmore College. Messrs. 
W. R. Shelton, David Brady, and J. H. Grigg represented 
Trinity at Washington and Lee ; and Messrs. G. S. Sexton, Jr., 
A. B. Farmer, and B. W. Barnard represented the College at 
Swarthmore. 



46 Trinity Aeumni Register 

Dr. Edward Potts Cheyney, Professor of European His- 
tory in the University of Pennsylvania, was the speaker here 
for the annual civic celebration on Washington's Birthday. 
The subject of his address was "The Agitator in History." 

Dr. Cheyney is widely known for his long service as uni- 
versity professor, for his numerous books on subjects in Euro- 
pean history, particularly English history, and for his schol- 
arly attainments. He made a deep impression on the large as- 
semblage in Craven Memorial Hall. A luncheon was given by 
the faculty in his honor at one o'clock at the Malbourne Hotel, 
and at the conclusion of his address in the evening a banquet 
was given by the "9019" at the Commonwealth Club, when Dr. 
Cheyney was guest of honor, Rev. Harry M. North, pastor of 
Memorial Methodist Church, Durham, acting as toastmaster. 



The new athletic field, located in the northwest part of the 
campus, has been completed and is being used for the first 
time this season. The old field in the northern part of the 
campus was abandoned to make way for future expansion of 
the college equipment in that direction; and although one of 
the best athletic fields in this region was thus lost, the new 
field, only recently christened by the first inter-collegiate con- 
test, promises to be one of the best and most up-to-date to be 
found in the entire South. 

The new field is spacious, containing two baseball dia- 
monds, basketball courts, and a running track. It is surround- 
ed by a brick wall seven feet in height, and is furnished with 
a well-arranged grandstand. The street cars of the city pass 
the main entrance to the grounds, making the new field easily 
accessible to the people of the city. 

Athletic interests of every kind have grown rapidly during 
recent years. The dozen or more excellent tennis courts fur- 
nish opportunity to a large number of students who love this 
form of athletic sport, basketball has increased in interest, and 
baseball and track maintain a large place in the athletic life 
of the College. Trinity this year has three men on the all- 



On the Campus 47 

state basketball team, and her prospects in other forms of ath- 
letics are rosy. 

Attendance of students at athletic contests has been notice- 
ably increased this year due to the new athletic fee which is 
being paid by them for the first time and which is proving a 
highly satisfactory way of solving a difficult problem in local 
athletics. 

The Coburn Players, who have on previous occasions pre- 
sented Shakespearan and other classical plays on the college 
campus, will be here for three engagements beginning May 11. 
They will again use the open-air stage provided some years ago 
on their first appearance here, and it is presumed that their 
plays will give the uniform satisfaction of their previous ap- 
pearances here. 



COMMENCEMENT 

Commencement exercises will be held this year from Sun- 
day, June 6, to Wednesday, June 9, and from the program 
which is announced today the exercises promise to be of espe- 
cial interest. The sermon will be preached by the Reverend 
James Wideman Lee, D. D., of St. Louis, the address will be 
delivered by Owen Wister, LL. D., of Philadelphia, and the 
alumni address will be given by Mr. Bunyan S. Womble, of 
Winston-Salem. The baccalaureate address will be delivered 
by President William Preston Few. 

The Reverend James Wideman Lee, of St. Louis, is one of 
the most distinguished ministers in the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South. He has occupied some of the most important 
pastorates in the whole connection, the greater part of his 
ministerial work having been done in Atlanta and St. Louis. 
He had the unusual record of being twice pastor of Trinity 
Church, Atlanta, twice pastor of Park Street Church, Atlanta, 
and three times pastor of St. John's Church, St. Louis. He has 
only recently completed his third pastorate at St. John's and is 
now for the second time presiding elder of the St. Louis Dis- 



48 Trinity Alumni Register 

trict. In 1894 he was in charge of an expedition sent to Pales- 
tine to secure material for an illustrated book, "Earthly Foot- 
steps of Christ and His Apostles." He is the author of "The 
Making of a Man," which has been translated into Japanese, 
Chinese and Korean languages; "Christ, the Reason of the 
Universe" ; "The Earthly Footsteps of the Man of Galilee" ; 
"Henry W. Grady, Editor, Orator, and Man." He edited the 
"Self-Interpreting Bible"; "Illustrated History of Method- 
ism"; "History of Jerusalem"; "The Real Uncle Remus"; 
"Abraham Lincoln"; "The Religion of Science." 

Owen Wister, well-known American novelist and man of 
letters, will make the commencement address. Mr. Wister is 
the author of many novels as well as contributor of much prose 
and verse to current magazines. Perhaps his best known writ- 
ings are "The Virginian," published in 1902, and "Lady Balti- 
more," a story of Charleston, South Carolina, published in 
1906. Mr. Wister graduated in 1882 at Harvard College, 
where he also studied law. He was later admitted to practice 
in the city of Philadelphia, but since 1891 he has been largely 
engaged in literary work. He is a member of the Board of 
Overseers of Harvard College, and has kept in pretty close 
touch with American academic life. On at least three occa- 
sions he has made addresses at foremost American universi- 
ties that have attracted nation wide attention. 

Mr. Wister is a famous author, but those who know him 
esteem him most for his fine and winning personality. He has 
not before spoken in the southern states, and his coming to 
North Carolina will be a literary event of the year. 

He is the author of : "The Dragon of Wantley— His Tail" ; 
"Red Men and White"; "The Jimmy John Boss"; "U. S. 
Grant, a Biography"; "The Virginian"; "Philosophy 4"; 
"Journey in Search of Christmas" ; "Lady Baltimore" ; "The 
Seven Ages of Washington" ; "Members of the Family." 

Mr. B. S. Womble, of the class of 1904, who is to deliver 
the alumni address, is one of the most successful of the 
younger generation of Trinity men. After his graduation, he 
returned to Trinity and completed the law course in the school 



On The Campus 49 

of law, later spending a year in the law school of Columbia 
University. He located in Winston-Salem for the practice of 
his profession, and is now a member of the law firm of Manly, 
Hendren, and Womble, one of the best known firms in the 
state. Mr. Womble is a forceful and interesting speaker and 
a loyal and devoted son of the College. 

Rev. Harry M. North, of the class of 1899, will read a 
poem at the alumni dinner. During his undergraduate days 
and since, Mr. North has shown himself to be a man of dis- 
tinct literary gifts. This alumni dinner has become for many 
of the former students the most enjoyable feature of Com- 
mencement. It will be held this year at one o'clock in the 
Angier Duke Gymnasium on Tuesday, June 8. The executive 
committee of the association is making arrangements for the 
largest attendance in the history of Trinity commencements. 
After the dinner comes the annual business session of the 
Association, at which officers will be elected for the ensuing 
year. The present officers are: president, Lucius S. Massey; 
vice-president, Jos. G. Brown ; secretary, M. E. Newsom, Jr. ; 
chairman of the executive committee, R. L. Flowers. 

The executive committee of the Alumnae Association has 
not finally chosen the place for holding the annual alumnae 
dinner, but this dinner also will take place Tuesday, June 8, 
at one o'clock. After the dinner will come the election of 
officers for the ensuing year. The officers at present are: 
Miss Lila B. Markham, '02, president; Mrs. J. P. Lucas, '05, 
first vice-president; Miss Mamie Jenkins, '96, second vice- 
president; Miss Estelle Flowers, '14, secretary and treasurer; 
Mrs. Fannie Carr Bivens, '96, chairman of the executive com- 
mittee. 



ALUMNI NOTES 

SOME GEORGIA BOYS IN TRINITY BEFORE 1861 

C. C. HINES, '61, Helena, Ga. 

Rev. C. C. Andrews, '58, was from Liberty County, Geor- 
gia. He taught for a while at Hillsboro, N. C., then returned 
to Georgia to teach at Spring Hill, and at last went to Bellton.. 
on the railroad between Atlanta and Charlotte. Soon after 
going to Bellton he had a stroke of paralysis and died at his 
post of duty. He was a noble type of Christian and an in- 
structive and entertaining preacher. 

C. C.'s brother, S. J. Andrews, '58, joined the Confederate 
army on the coast of Georgia and in 1864 came to us above 
Richmond. When Generals Sheridan and Custer essayed to 
reach Richmond by a dash at the plank road from the north, 
we met them at Trevelyan station, and S. J. Andrews was 
killed in the last charge as the enemy fled. 

L. W. Andrews, '59, a third brother, is well-known about 
Greensboro. He was a tutor in old Trinity and made an effi- 
cient instructor. He finally joined Johnston's army and was 
true to the last. After the war he married Miss Fannie Og- 
burn of Greensboro and is now a successful business man in 
that city. 

A. B. Gross, ex-'60, of Bartow, Georgia, died a short while 
after returning home from Trinity. 

J. W. Cheatham, '59, also of Bartow, taught school a while, 
then entered Lee's army, and was in nearly all the pitched bat- 
tles in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. His deep per- 
sonal piety and simple faith through all the campaigns and 
deadly conflicts impressed all with whom he came in contact. 
He was at last severely wounded but reached home after the 
surrender. He is a most useful worker in the church and has 
declined many places of honor to serve the cause of Christ. 

W. P. Hardwick, ex-'62, of Washington County, Georgia, 



Alumni Notes 51 

the father of one of our Georgia senators, was prominent for 
many years in his section of the state, but has passed over now. 

L. W. Perdue, '66, from near Bartow, is also dead. 

W. T. McArthur, who entered in 1858 from Lumber City, 
Georgia, took part in the Civil War, afterwards studied law, 
and finally became the greatest real estate man in all south 
Georgia. He was a very progressive farmer, acquired much 
property, and was in the legislature for a number of years. He 
died near Lumber City about ten years ago. 

James McArthur, from near Mt. Vernon, Georgia, was 
also an excellent citizen. He has been dead two years. 

James Motley, from near Lumber City, engaged very suc- 
cessfully in farming and in the cypress timber business. He 
died about two years ago. 

W. H. Matlock, and his brother, C. H. Matlock, who enter- 
ed in 1858 from near Lumber City, went to Texas early in 
1861. 

A. C. McRae, entered 1859, was with me in Virginia nearly 
four years during the war. He afterwards engaged in the 
commission business in Savannah until his health failed. He 
died in McRae about twenty years ago. 

A. Q. Moody, '58, of Boston, Georgia, taught school many 
years in Thomas County, was later a member of the Georgia 
legislature from the same county, and wrought a good work 
all his life. He died about two years ago. 

My brother, E. H. Hines, of Bryan County, Georgia, 
finished the course of study but very conscientiously declined 
to accept a diploma, though it was kindly offered him. He 
came home, finally joined Cobb's Georgia Legion, was pro- 
moted and transferred to Bragg's army, and was killed in the 
battle of Perryville in Kentucky. 

I also, though quite young, took the war fever, and was 
with Lee, Stuart and Hampton nearly four years. I came 
home in 1865, was next year licensed to preach, and joined the 
South Georgia Conference in 1868. 



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A. C. McLennan, who entered Trinity in 1859, is a success- 
ful business man and lives near me in Helena. It affords me 
pleasure to impart even a little information of the dear old 
boys. Some of them I have not seen since they left Trinity, 
but I could write a sketch of every one. 



The names of two Trinity men have been mentioned in the 
recent decisions of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. R. 
C. Kelley, '07 (Law 1907-09), appeared in Ridge v. Norfolk 
Southern Railroad Company decided by the Supreme Court 
December 16, 1914. In the course of its decision the court 
says : "We have been greatly aided in this case by the able 
arguments and briefs of counsel on both sides. Mr. Kelly has 
satisfied us, by his clear statement of the facts and the law 
and the citation of authorities, backed by his strong and lucid 
oral argument, that the views we have expressed are the cor- 
rect ones and applicable to this case." 

Louis G. Cooper, (Law 1911-13), however, has evidently 
preserved his sense of humor as well as effective presentation. 
For in James vs. A. C. L. Railroad, 166 N. C, 572, which 
was an action to recover damages for the negligent killing 
of a flock of geese and in which Mr. Cooper appeared for the 
defendant, the court said among other things: "For all that 
appears, the geese waddled on the track just ahead of the 

engine They have too much dignity or are too 

combative to flee promptly from danger. Besides, as Mr. 
Cooper well observed in his argument, 'Can the engineer de- 
termine what are the negotiations of a flock of geese in a field 
or even on the track, when they put their heads together ?' " 



Walter Pemberton Andrews, '87, of Atlanta, Ga., was 
appointed by President Wilson as United States Com- 
missioner-General to the Mediterranean countries and the 
Balkan states in behalf of the Panama-Pacific International 
Exposition. 



Alumni Notes 53 

On November 8, 1914, in his office in Charlotte, N. C, J. 
W. Scroggs was found dead by Rev. T. F. Marr, pastor of 
Trinity Methodist Church. Mr. Scroggs was a young lawyer 
of unusual ability and was the son of Rev. J. R. Scroggs of 
the Western North Carolina Conference. He graduated as 
valedictorian of the class of 1902. 



Among the successful business men of South Carolina is 
Hon. J. C. Wilborn, Mayor of Yorkville. He entered Trinity 
in 1870 from Randolph county. For eight years he was rail- 
road commissioner, filling that position with an ability and a 
grasp of affairs that stamped him as a man of exceptional 
judgment and insight into state affairs. The York News of 
recent date says of him: 

"Mr. Wilborn stands among the most reliable business men, as 
well as among the broad-gauged and public spirited citizens of the 
town. He is at the forefront in all moves promising returns to the town, 
while his practical, business-like views and aggressive energy consti- 
tute a mainstay when real work for the town is to be done." 



Joseph G. Hoyle, who was in College in 1890, died at Fall- 
ston, N. C, March 10 of this year. In 1903 he married Miss 
Nellie Philbeck and to them one child, Alexander, was born. 



Cards have been issued announcing the approaching mar- 
riage of Frederick Williamson Bynum of the class of 1904 to 
Miss Florence Page of Aberdeen, N. C, daughter of Mr. 
Henry A. Page, a member of the Board of Trustees. 



Rev. John David Pegram, who was in College in 1869-70, 
died at Jonesboro, N. C, January 17, 1915. At the time of his 
death he was a superannuate member of the North Carolina 
Conference, which he joined at Reidsville in 1886. He was a 
brother of Prof. W. H. Pegram of the Trinity faculty and 
was a useful and efficient servant of the church. At one time 
he served as superintendent of public instruction for Harnett 



54 Trinity Alumni Register 

county, and in 1906 he was a delegate to the General Confer- 
ence of the Methodist church. 



In the legislature of 1915 there were a number of Trinity 
alumni as senators and representatives. Among these were: 
J. B. Atwater and C. M. Muse of the twenty-first district, 
W. F. McCauley of the twenty-second district, D. F. Giles of 
the thirty-third district, Fred W. Bynum of Chatham, J. E. 
Pegram of Durham, P. F. Hanes of Forsythe, L. H. Allred 
of Johnston, C. B. Deaver of Transylvania, Byron Conley of 
McDowell, N. L. Eure of Guilford, and M. H. Allen of 
Wayne. 



At Kingston, N. Y., on the night of December 20, 1914 oc- 
curred the death of Rev. L. P. Howard of the class of 1903. 
After his graduation he taught in the Durham city schools and 
in 1905 at Wilson, N. C, joined the North Carolina Confer- 
ence. At the time of his death he was pastor of Memorial 
Methodist Church in Durham. He was regarded as a strong 
and eloquent preacher of the gospel, and his death was a great 
loss to the College and to his church. He left a wife, who was 
Miss Nan Goodson, '06, and two little girls. 



The College sustained a distinct loss in the death of Rev. 
John Nelson Cole at Charlotte, N. C, on the morning of Janu- 
ary 1, 1915. For many years prior to his death he served on 
the Board of Trustees and was ever interested in the welfare 
of the College. Since 1907 he had been superintendent of the 
orphanage at Raleigh. He had also several times served his 
church as delegate to the General Conference. 



Robert Melvin Gantt, '09, and a student in the law school 
1909-11, was married in December to Miss Catherine Claywell 
of Morganton. Mr. Gantt is a member of the law firm of 
Fry, Gantt, and Fry, of Bryson City, N. C. 



Alumni Notes 55 

"The Master of the Red Buck and Bay Doe" is the title of 
an historical romance of the revolutionary period written by 
William Laurie Hill. The book was illustrated by Russell 
Spain Henderson, ex-'13. Mr. Henderson has held positions 
as cartoonist on several well known newspapers. He is an 
artist of exceptional ability. At present he is illustrator for 
the American Issue Publishing Company of Westerville, Ohio. 
The American Issue is the organ of the Anti-Saloon League 
of America. 



A. D. Barnes, ex-'97, has been elected superintendent of the 
Methodist Orphanage at Raleigh. At the time of his election 
Mr. Barnes was pastor of the Methodist church at Beaufort, 
N. C. 



The Chanticleer, the annual publication issued by the stu- 
dents of the College, has this year been dedicated to Senator 
F. M. Simmons, 73. 



Samuel Bobbitt Underwood, '06, has been elected superin- 
tendent of schools for Pitt County. In addition to his work 
in the county he is a teacher in the department of education in 
the East Carolina Teachers' Training School at Greenville, 
N. C. 



Senator Lee S. Overman, '74, has accepted an invitation to 
go to the Hawaiian Islands as a member of a congressional 
committee which goes for the purpose of inspection and study 
of these islands. This committee will be the guest of the 
Hawaiian government. Senator Overman expects to return in 
time for the Trinity commencement. 



After a lingering illness that necessitated two trips to the 
Johns Hopkins Hospital Edward Coley Matthews, who entered 
Trinity College in 1892, died at the hospital in Baltimore 



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March 21. He was employed in the city tax collector's office 
and had a host of friends in Durham. 



Announcement has been made of the engagement of Angier 
Buchanan Duke, class of 1905, to Miss Cordelia Drexel-Bid- 
dle, of Philadelphia. The wedding is to take place April 28. 



Rev. Plato Durham, '95, who was a professor in the de- 
partment of Biblical Literature in Trinity College for a num- 
ber of years, and who received the degree of Doctor of 
Divinity from Trinity at the last commencement, is now Dean 
of the Theological School in Candler University, Atlanta, Ga. 



ATTENTION, 1890 
The class of 1890 is arranging to hold a re-union at com- 
mencement this year. All the members of the class who can 
attend will please notify William Franklin Wood, Marion, N. 
C. The members of this class wish to celebrate the twenty- 
fifth anniversary of their graduation. Special reservation will 
be made for the members of the class at the alumni dinner, 
Tuesday, June 8. All who attend will be expected to march 
in the academic procession to Craven Memorial Hall, where 
special seats will be reserved. Not only the graduates but non- 
graduates who were members of the class are invited. 



ATTENTION, "9019" 
The "9019" holds a quarter-centennial re-union during 
commencement week. Let every member return to the Col- 
lege for this occasion. For further information as to the 
plans write either B. W. Barnard or Talmage Stutts, College 
Station, Durham, N. C. 



Alumni Notes 57 

TRINITY MEN IN JAPAN 

In this issue there appears a photograph of the Trinity- 
College men who are engaged in ministerial work in Japan. 
The photograph from which the cut was made was taken at the 
annual conference in Kyoto in 1914. 

Stephen Alexander Stuart, A. B. '00, A. M. '04, was prin- 
pal of a high school in Stanley county 1900-02. He was elected 
instructor in history at Trinity Park School and served until 
1904. He then attended the Yale Divinity School for two 
years. He was married to Miss Lilian Bridges in 1906 and 
sailed for Japan in September of that year. He was principal 
of Palmone Institute in Kobe 1906-09. This is a night school 
for young business men conducted for the purpose of teaching 
them English, business methods, typewriting, and the English 
Bible. There are about 400 students in attendance. Mr. 
Stuart engaged in evangelistic work in the province of Yam- 
aguchi 1909-12. From 1912 to 1914 he was superintendent of 
the Hiroshima district and was located in Hiroshima, a city 
of 150,000 inhabitants. He returned to America and is now 
taking graduate work in the University of Chicago. He 
expects to return to Japan soon. 

Gakuzo Kubota entered Trinity College in 1908, and was 
a student for one year. He attended the Theological Depart- 
ment of Vanderbilt University. He returned to Japan in 1911. 
Since that time he has been pastor of the chapels of Hiroshima 
circuit, and pastor at Okayama, a city of 90,000 inhabitants. 
Rev. W. A. Wilson, a member of the Western North Caro- 
lina Conference, whose son and daughter are students at Trin- 
ity, began work in this city in 1910, and Mr. Kubota is asso- 
ciated with him. He is doing a splendid work among the 
young men in this educational center. 

Nicholas Sneathen Ogburn, '05, was engaged in ministerial 
work in the Western North Carolina Conference, and was for 
some time connected with Piedmont Industrial School at 
Charlotte. He then attended the Theological Department of 
Vanderbilt University. He went to Japan as a missionary in 



58 Trinity Alumni Register 

1912. He was located at Matsuyama 1912-14 for language 
study. He is now engaged in evangelistic work on the island 
of Shikoku. He has made splendid progress in the study of 
the Japanese language and is meeting with success in his 
evangelistic work. 

Tokio Kugimiya, '04, was for eight years pastor of the 
Hiroshima Church, which was built up rapidly. He was bucko, 
or district superintendent, for the Hiroshima district of the 
Japan Methodist Church during this time. In 1912 he was 
appointed pastor of the West Osaka church, where he is now 
working. He is one of the most influential men of the West 
Conference of the Japan Methodist Church, and is one of its 
best preachers. About two years ago his health became impair- 
ed, but it is now much better. He is editor of The Glad Tidings, 
a splendid little paper which is made possible by the aid of a 
number of his friends in North Carolina. This paper has a 
large circulation and is a strong evangelizing agency. 

Zensky Hinohara, A. B. '04, A. M. '05, returned to Japan 
and was made pastor of the West Osaka Church. After three 
years he returned to America and was a student at Union 
Theological Seminary, 1910-12. He then returned to Japan 
and was appointed pastor of the Oita Church. This is one of 
the oldest churches in Japan, and Mr. Hinohara is doing a 
fine work. 



The following portion of a letter written President Few by 

a member of the class of 1907 may find a responsive chord in 

the hearts of many other alumni: 

March 25, 1915. 
My dear Dr. Few: 

I know you are too busy to read letters unless they are of a 
business nature, but I just felt that I must write a word about affairs 
in general. This letter does not demand your time for an answer, for 
I shall take it for granted that you appreciate whatever your men on 
the line throughout the country think of you and their college. 

"I merely wanted to congratulate the College on the opening of the 
new athletic field and the splendid victory with which you christened 
it. I trust that the banner shall wave triumphantly over it on many 



Alumni Notes 59 

an occasion. However if it waves in defeat, I shall know that it went 
to its defeat gamely, and I would rather see it go down gamely and 
clean in defeat than to boast state championship through methods 
and men such as I have known in other places. I keep up with the 
'boys' with just as much interest as in the old days, and while 'it's 
a long, long way to Tipperary,' my heart's there. 

"I also wish to congratulate you on the program for commence- 
ment. Through no lack of interest, but by force of circumstances, 
I had thought perhaps I should be compelled to leave that looked-for 
treat off this year ; but I don't see how any Trinity man can afford to 
miss what you have to offer. It appears to me to be about the best 
feast that you have offered to the public recently, and when I say 
YOU I of course mean to say that it is the best treat that has been 
offered to the North Carolina public lately; for I am still prejudiced 
enough (if an intense loyalty may be termed prejudice) to believe 
that Trinity has always played as fair with the public as any Southern 
college, and has usually excelled all others in the menu offered at 
commencement. 

"I trust that the grind of the springtime will not wear away the 
heart and nerve of the men behind the guns. I know something of the 
wear and tear of trying to make things go during the baseball days. 
My best wishes are yours and my envious sympathy belongs to every 
man who teaches on a day like this and knows that at four o'clock 
the umpire will call 'play ball'." 



LETTERS FROM LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS 

[Communications for this department should be addressed 
to C. L. Hornaday, Trinity Alumni Register, Durham, N. 
C, and for the July number ought to be received by him not 
later than June 20. If you have no local Trinity College 
Alumni Association, organize one ; write the Register for sug- 
gestive constitutions and plans of organization.] 

BUNCOMBE COUNTY ASSOCIATION 

Members of the Buncombe County Alumni Association are arrang- 
ing to hold an elaborate banquet here sometime during next month or 
early in May at which they will hear an address by a member of the 
faculty of the College or some prominent son of Trinity. The decision 
to hold the banquet was reached at a recent meeting at Central Metho- 
dist Church at which Professor Robert L. Flowers was the principal 
speaker, being invited by the local alumni to meet with them when it 



60 Trinity Alumni Register 

was learned that he would visit Asheville en route to Durham from 
Weaverville, where he spoke to the students of Weaver College. 

Although the fact that Professor Flowers could meet with the 
Trinity alumni was known but a short time in advance of the gather- 
ing, a good sized crowd of the former students of the College gathered 
to hear him and thoroughly enjoyed his remarks. He told of plans 
for bringing the alumni into closer touch with each other and expressed 
appreciation of the spirit of co-operation shown by the Buncombe 
Trinity men in efforts to make the publication of the Trinity Alumni 
Register successful. 

The decision to hold the banquet was reached following the address 
of the visiting educator, and indications are that the event will be 
one of unusual enjoyment and great success. Donald S. Elias, Rev. 
E. M. Hoyle, and Jacob Londow have been named as members of the 
committee to make preparations for the event, and they hope to be 
able to announce the definite program within the very near future. 
The banquet will be held at some local hotel and in addition to the 
guest of honor, a number of local alumni of Trinity will make short 
addresses on appropriate subjects. 

The Buncombe Alumni Association is planning greater activities 
in the future than have characterized the organization in the past, 
and a movement is now under way looking to the holding of frequent 
meetings of a business and social nature at which former Trinity 
students will exchange campus experiences and plan to aid their A'ma 
Mater. Zeb F. Curtis is president of the association, while Robert C. 
Goldstein is secretary. A large percentage of the Trinity alumni are 
enrolled, and it is the determination of the officers and members to 
put forth every effort to get every Buncombe County man who former- 
ly attended Trinity enrolled as a member of the association. 

The members were delighted at an opportunity to hear Professor 
Flowers and extended him a vote of thanks following the meeting. 
Among those who participated in the discussion as to the best methods 
of arousing greater interest in the alumni association following his ad- 
dress were Rev. Robert Ferguson, Dr. L. W. Elias, Frank M. Weaver, 
Robert C. Goldstein, Rev. E. M. Hoyle, Donald S. Elias, Bernard S. 
Elias, T. B. Harris, Jacob Londow, Robert Brown, A. C. Goodman, 
and Rev. J. H. Barnhardt. 

I might add that Trinity men were active in the recent commission 
form of government campaign which was waged at Asheville, two of 
those who took a leading part in the fight on the proposed change in 
the management of the affairs of the municipality being Zeb F. Curtis 
and Donald S. Elias. The latter was a member of the campaign com- 
mittee formed to fight the proposed bill, and he was one of the most 
active figures in the pre-election fight. Mr. Elias has played an im- 
portant part in the political life of Asheville during the past few years, 



Alumni Notes 61 

managing the campaign of Mayor J. E. Rankin, which resulted in the 

latter's handsome victory over the combined forces of two opposing 

candidates. 

. , .„ XT ^ T. B. HARRIS, ex-'ll, Cor. Sec. 

Asheville, N. C, 

March 20, 1915. 



REGISTER OF FORMER STUDENTS 

[This first issue of the Register is the culmination of 
plans formed several years ago. More than five years ago 
work was begun to secure information about all old students 
of the College in order that a complete directory might be 
issued. A considerable amount of work had been done, but 
all the material gathered was lost in the fire which destroyed 
the Washington Duke Building in 1911. It was necessary to 
begin again. The Alumni Association appointed a committee 
of which M. T. Plyler, '92, was chairman, and the alumni are 
greatly indebted to him and those who worked with him in 
securing information about the old students. The executive 
committee has undertaken the task of completing this work. 
This has been no small task, but the committee wishes to ex- 
press its sincere appreciation of the help it has received from 
the alumni and others. The Trinity men are scattered all over 
the world, and in many cases it has been difficult to secure 
the correct addresses. Beginning in this issue the Register 
will publish in installments a directory of all former students; 
and when all the necessary information has been secured, this 
will be issued in book form and a copy sent to every subscriber. 
Of course mistakes will be made, and it is desired that correct- 
ions be made. In many cases the information is not as com- 
plete as it should be. It is requested that every one who has 
not given all the data asked for will send it in at once. 

The records show that hundreds of former students have 
died, but in many instances the committee has been unable to 
secure full information about these. It is earnestly requested 
that all who can give facts about the Trinity men who have 
died will do so. It is the wish to make the proposed volume a 
collection of information about the living and the dead. All 
information for this department should be sent to R. L. 
Flowers, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Trinity Col- 
lege Alumni Association.] 



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Abbreviations: b., the date of birth; e., the time of matriculation, and 
the address at that time; t., the length of time in college; m., the 
maiden name of wife; p., the positions held and other facts; o., present 
occupation. 

Adams, Blake Brady: b. Oct. 22, 1861; e. Jan., 1884, Little River 
Academy, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Florence Bandy ; o. general merchant, 
cotton manufacturer, dealer in cotton and fertilizer. Address: Four 
Oaks, N. C. 

Adams, Gaston Troy: b. Sept. 27, 1864; e. Jan., 1886, Little River 
Academy, N. C; A. B., '89; B. D. (Theol. Dept. Vanderbilt Univ.); 
m. Mary Gibbs ; p. supt. graded school of Newbern, 1889-93 ; student 
Vanderbilt Univ., 1893-97; joined the N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 
1897: o. presiding elder, Elizabeth City District. Address: Elizabeth 
City, N. C. 

Adams, Henry B.: b. Jan. 26, 1849; e. Sept., 1867, Carthage, N. C; 
A. B., 70 ; A. M. ; m. Fannie Person ; p. mem. N. C. legislature, 1885 ; 
state senate, 1887; director of state penitentiary, 1889-93; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Allen, Oliver Hicks Harrison: b. Mar. 20, 1850; e. Jan., 1868, 
Kenansville, N. C. ; A. B., 71 ; A. M. ; m. Sarah C. Moore ; p. attorney- 
at-law, Kinston, N. C. ; solicitor Superior Court, 10 yrs.; judge Superior 
Court, 18 yrs.; o. judge Superior Court. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

Allen, William Reynolds : b. Mar. 26, 1860 ; e. Jan., 1876, Kenans- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Martha Middleton Moore ; p. attorney-at- 
law, Goldsboro, N, C; mem. N. C. legislature, 1893, 1899, 1901; 
chmn. Judiciary Com. H. R., 1893, 1901 ; chmn. Railroad Commission 
Com., 1899; judge Superior Court, 8 yrs.; o. Associate Justice N. C. 
Supreme Court. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Allred, Barzillai C: b. Mar. 10, 1849; e. Jan., 1869, Cedar Falls, 
N. C. ; t. one term; m. (1) Sallie J. Rives, (2) Dora Kimball; p. 
teacher, 10 yrs. ; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1893 ; o. pastor, 
Youngsville Circuit. Address: Youngsville, N. C. 

Alspaugh, Robert Lee: b. Nov. 27, 1868; e. Aug., 1886, Winston, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Maggie Endsley; o. farmer. Address: Winston- 
Salem, N. C, R. F. D. 2. 

Anderson, Albert: b. Oct. 18, 1859; e. Sept., 1879, Eagle Rock, 
N. C. ; A. B., '83 ; A. M. ; m. Pattie Rountree Woodard ; p. physician, 
Wilson, N. C. ; pres. Tri-State Med. Soc. ; mem. N. C. 'Board Med. 
Examiners; med. director, Jefferson Standard Life Ins. Co.; o. Supt. 
State Hospital. Address: State Hospital, Raleigh, N. C. 

Andrews, Thomas Winborn : b. July 7, 1832 ; e. Sept., 1854, Eden, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Amy E. Spence; p. farmer. Retired. Address: 
Ashboro, N. C. 



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Andrews, Waiter Pemberton: b. June 7, 1865; e. Sept., 1884, 
Norwood, N. C. ; A. B., '87 ; m. Leontine Chisholm ; p. mem. state 
legislature of Ga. ; U. S. Commissioner General to the Mediterranian 
Countries and Balkan States in behalf of the Panama Pacific Int. 
Exposition ; official of several fraternal organizations ; o. attorney-at- 
law. Address: Atlanta, Ga. 

Ashby, James Monroe: b. Feb. 18, 1851; e. Jan., 1878, Mt. Airy, 
N. C. ; A. B., '83 ; A. M. ; m. Laura Victoria Patterson ; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1883; o. pastor, Elm City. Address: Elm 
City, N. C. 

Austin, Isham J.: b. Oct. 2, 1851; e. Sept., 1869, Black Hawk, 
Miss.; A. B., 73; m. Kate Jordan; p. county attorney; county judge; 
o. attorney-at-law. Address: Rockwall, Texas. 

Bailey, Robert William: b. Aug. 11, 1857; e. Sept., 1881, Dayton, 
N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs. ; m. Frances Maria Cunninggim; p. joined N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. in 1894; o. pastor, Warrenton Station. Address: War- 
renton, N. C. 

Barker, John James : b. Jun. 9, 1867 ; e. Sept., 1886, Milton, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs.; m. Bettie West; p. joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1888; 
transferred to W. N. C. Conf. in 1899 and back to N. C. Conf. in 
1914; conf. evangelist; o. pastor, Richmond Circuit. Address: Rock- 
ingham, N. C. 

Barringer, John A.: b. Aug. 30, 1851; e. Sept., 1868, Greensboro, 
N. C. ; A. B., '72 ; A. M. ; p. mayor of Greensboro 3 terms ; mem. N. 
C. legislature 3 terms ; presidential elector, 1892 ; o. attorney-at-law. 
Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Bassett, John Spencer: b. Sept. 10, 1867; e. Aug., 1886, Golds- 
boro, N. C; A. B., '88; Ph.D., '94 (Johns Hopkins); m. Jessie 
Lewellyn; p. prof, of history, Trinity Coll., 1893-1906; editor South 
Atlantic Quarterly, 1902-5; lecturer, Yale, 1907-8, New York Univ., 
1909; mem. Am. Hist. Association. Author: Constitutional Beginnings 
of North Carolina; Slavery and Servitude in Colony of North Caro- 
lina; The Regulators of North Carolina; Anti-Slavery Leaders of 
North Carolina; Slavery in the State of North Carolina; The Federal- 
ist System; Life of Andrew Jackson; A Short History of the United 
States. Editor: Writings of Colonel William Byrd, of Westover, in 
Virginia; o. head of history department, Smith Coll. and prof. Am. 
hist, on the Sydenham Clark Parsons Foundation. Address: 41 West 
Street, Northampton, Mass. 

Beckwith, Bosworth Clieton: b. Oct. 2, 1859; e. Jan., 1879, 
Raleigh, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Iola Bledsoe; p. N. C. Com'r Internal 
Improvements, 14 yrs.; county attorney for Wake Co., 3 terms; o. 
attorney-at-law, county attorney. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 



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Beckwith, Robinton Baily : b. July 8, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1878, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary W. Bryan; p. physician for thirty years; o. 
traveling representative. Address: Black Mountain, N. C. 

Bell, James Ardrey : b. Sept. 12, 1866 ; e. Sept., 1883, Pineville, 
N. C; A. B., '86; B. L., '89 (Univ. of Va.) ; m. Jessie Spencer; o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Benson, James Madison : b. Dec. 12, 1853 ; e. Aug., 1871, Lake 
Comfort, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. (1) Sarah S. Boomer, (2) Annie Wil- 
liams; p. teacher for 10 yrs.; county superintendent of schools; jus- 
tice of peace; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1897; o. pastor, 
Carthage Circuit. Address: Carthage, N. C. 

Betts, James Russell : b. Apr. 25, 1863 ; e. Sept., 1882, Kenans- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 3 terms; m. Lois Thomas Autry; o. registered pharma- 
cist. Address: Macon, N. C. 

Blair, Isaac Clarkson : b. Nov. 13, 1848 ; e. Sept., 1870, Bush 
Hill, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Delphinia Newlin ; p. prin. Springfield School, 
Sylvan Academy, Woodland Academy; teacher Raleigh graded school, 
4 yrs.; treas. N.C. Anti-Saloon League; sec. Wake Co. Board of 
Charities, 16 yrs.; o. teacher in State School for the Blind. Address: 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Blair, Zebedee Franklin: b. Aug. 14, 1859; e. Sept., 1880, Trinity, 
N. C. ; B. S. '83; m. Theo. Burton; p. teacher; o. insurance. Address: 
Conway, Arkansas. 

Bobbitt, Wm. Allen: b. Dec. 20, 1855; e. Sept., 1872, Oxford, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Annie Lizzie Burch; p. mayor of Oxford, grand- 
master I. O. O. F., captain, major, lieut.-col., col., 3d Reg., N. C. S. G. ; 
o. leaf-tobacco dealer. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

Bonner, Robert Tripp: b. Oct. 7, 1854; e. Sept., 1875, Durham's 
Creek, N. C. ; t. one term ; m. Rebecca Tripp ; o. genealogist, civil 
engineer, farmer. Address: Aurora, N. C. 

Bowles, James Archie: b. Apr. 26, 1858; e. Sept., 1882, Winston, 
N. C; A.B., '83; p. joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1883; o. 
pastor, Forest City. Address: Forest City, N. C. 

Bradshaw, George Samuel : e. Jan., 1873, Trinity, N. C. ; A. B., 76 ; 
A.M.; m. Louise McCullock; p. mayor of Ashboro; mem. N. C. 
legislature, 1881 ; pres. N. C. Peace Asso. ; clerk of Superior Court, 
Randolph Co. ; trustee of Univ. of N. C. for 8 yrs. ; formerly trustee 
Trinity Coll. ; trustee Carnegie Library, Greensboro, N. C. ; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Bradshaw, Michael: b. Dec. 18, 1859; e. Sept., 1874, Trinity, N. 
C; A. B., 78; D. D., '14; m. Mary Whitehurst; p. teacher; editor; 
lawyer; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1891; mem. Board of 
Trustees, Trinity Coll.; o. pastor, Wilson Station. Address: Wilson, 
N. C. 



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Bradshaw, Wm. Gaston: b. Feb. 23, 1856; e. Jan., 1871, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B., 75 ; m. Sallie B. Johnston ; p. cashier Citizens Nat. 
Bank; mayor of High Point 2 terms; vice-pres. C. N. Bank; mem. 
Board of Trustees, Trinity College; o. postmaster. Address: High 
Point, N. C. 

Bradsher, James S.: b. June, 1870; e. Sept., 1886, Leasburg, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs. ; m. Sallie Vail Thompson ; p. bank cashier since 1890 ; o. 
cashier Union Bank. Address: Oxford, N. C. 

Bradsher, Walter : b. Aug. 31, 1865; e. Sept., 1885, Bushy Fork, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Katye Hester; o. farmer. Address: Hurdle Mills, 
N. C. 

Brame, William Anderson: b. Aug. 31, 1864; e. Sept., 1882, 
Trinity, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. hospital steward U. S. N. ; o. traveling sales- 
man. Address: Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Branson, Eugene Cunningham : b. Aug. 6, 1861 ; e. Sept., 1878, 
Raleigh, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; A.M. (honorary) ; A.M. (Peabody Normal 
Coll.); m. Lottie Lanier; p. prin. high sch., Raleigh; supt. pub. schs., 
Wilson, N. C. and Athens, Ga. ; prof, pedagogy, Ga. Normal and In- 
dustrial Sch. ; pres. State Normal Sch. of Ga. Editor : Georgia Home 
and Farmstead; Ga. Edition Arnold's Waymarks for Teachers; Bran- 
son's Common School Spellers; Johnson's Readers; Farm Life Studies 
in the South; Univ. of N. C. News Letter. Author: Methods of 
Teaching Arithmetic ; Methods of Teaching Reading and Spelling; 
Page's Theory and Practice of Teaching (Revised) ; o. prof, rural 
economics and sociology, Univ. of N. C. ; Field Agent for N. C. for 
the office of Markets and Rural Organization, Dept. Agr., Washing- 
ton, D. C, 1914. Address: Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Braswell, Wm. Thomas : b. Apr. 27, 1853 ; e. Sept., 1871, Whitakers, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; graduate V. M. I., 76; m. (1) Marion Astor, (2) 
Jessie M. Cutchin ; p. mem. county board of education ; , county com- 
missioner; o. banker and farmer. Address: Whitakers, N. C. 

Broom, Robert Houston: b. July 1, 1860; e. Aug., 79, Monroe, 
N. C. ; A. B., '81 ; A. M. ; m. Sue Council ; p. teacher for 8 yrs. ; mem. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1889; pastor and presiding elder; o. 
pastor, Warrenton. Address: Warrenton, N. C. 

Brower, James Fletcher: b. Dec. 13, 1856; e. Jan., 1874, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B., 78; A.M., '81; m. (3) Annie Orrell Eaton; p. prin. of 
Boys School, Salem, N. C. for 21 years ; prin. Clemmons high school. 
Retired to country home. Address: Clemmons, N. C. 

Brower, Rueus A. : b. May 16, 1860 ; e. Sept., 1876, 1880, Brower's 
Mills, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mary Lee Smith; o. book-keeper. Address: 
Concord, N. C. 

Brown, James Milton: b. July 30, 1851; e. Sept., 1872, Cole's 



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Mills, N. C. ; A. B., 75 ; m. Mattie C. Anderson ; p. enrolling clerk 
N. C. General Assembly, 1883, '85, '87, '89; chief clerk House Rep., 
1891-93; mem. House Rep., 1899; nominated by Dem. party for 
State Senator, 1906, but withdrew on account of failing health; o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Albemarle, N. C. 

Brown, Joseph Giee: b. Nov. 5, 1854; e. Sept., 1871, Raleigh, N. C.; 
t. V/z yrs. ; m. Alice Burkhead; p. pres. Citizens Nat. Bank; pres. 
Raleigh Savings Bank and Trust Co. ; pres. National Currency Asso. 
of N. C. ; mem. Board of Trustees, Trinity Coll.; o. banker. Address: 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Brown, Samuel Weedon: b. Dec. 7, 1843; e. Feb., 1866, High 
Point, N. C. ; A. B., '69; A.M.; m. Maggie Mock; p. local minister; o. 
pastor, Laurel Springs Circuit. Address: Sparta, N. C. 

Bundy, Jesse David: b. Dec. 12, 1859; e. Jan., 1874, Laurinburg, 
N. C; A. B., 78; m. (1) Annie Petteway, (2) Katie Bizzell; p. county 
supt. of schools, Richmond Co.; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 
1891; presiding elder 2 yrs.; o. pastor, Grace Church. Address: Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

Bynum, James Ward: b. Mar. 26, 1856; e. Sept., 1873, Locksville, 
N. C. ; t. two terms; m. Mary A. Williams; p. justice of peace; notary 
public ; merchant ; tobacco buyer ; o. newspaper correspondent. Ad- 
dress: Waynesville, N. C. 

Bynum, Wieeiam Preston : b. Aug. 1, 1861 ; e. Jan., 1881, German- 
ton, N. C. ; A. B., '83; m. Mary Fleming Walker; p. solicitor of 5th 
Judicial District of N. C. ; judge of Superior Court; trustee Univ. of 
N. C. ; o. attorney-at-law. Address : Greensboro, N. C. 

Cameron, Evan Dhu: b. Feb. 26, 1862; e. Sept., 1878, Rockingham, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; graduate of Dick and Dillard's law school; m. Clara 
Williams; p. attorney-at-law; city attorney; pastor of several 
churches; Territorial Superintendent of Public Instruction, Oklahoma; 
first State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Oklahoma; trustee of 
Anti-Saloon League of America; mem. Amer. Peace Commission; 
vice-pres. of Southern Baptist Convention ; o. pastor, Baptist Church, 
Claremore. Address: Claremore, Oklahoma. 

Carpenter, Jesse AeeEn : b. July 6, 1858 ; e. Sept., 1882, Ansonville, 
N. C; Ph.B., '86; m. (1) Mattie Ratliff, (2) Margaret L. Alford; 
p. teacher; farmer; o. insurance writer. Address: Wadesboro, N. C. 

Carr, James Owen: b. Jan. 17, 1839; e. Jan., 1839, Teacheys' N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Ann Wells; o. farmer. Address: Rosehill, N. C. 

Causey, Robert E. : b. Apr. 27, 1866; e. Sept., 1886, High Point, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Leonora Emma Remfry; p. pres. Empire Plaid 
Mills ; sec. and treas. Cramer Cotton Mills ; o. contracting plumber. 
Address: High Point, N. C. 



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Cecil, Chas. A. : b. July 29, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1878, High Point, N. C. ; 
t. 2 yrs.; m. Lou Teague; p. teacher; agent; minister; o. pres. M. P. 
Ch., N. C. Conf. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Chaffin, Leonidas Martin : b. Dec. 31, 1863 ; e. Jan., 1884, Fayette- 
ville, N. C. ; t. V/ 2 yrs.; m. Nora Lane Campbell; p. teacher; joined 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1887; o. pastor, Fayetteville Circuit 
Address: Fayetteville, N. C. 

Chaffin, Thomas N. : b. July 6, 1867; e. Sept., 1885, Mocksville, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; m. (1) Pattie E. Reid, (2) Ida F. Betts; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Mocksville, N. C. 

Cheatham, Clifton Boswell : b. Jan. 26, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1887, 
Oxford, N. C. ; t. 2^4 yrs.; m. Lolla Raney; o. pres. C. B. Cheatham 
Co., Louisburg, N. C, mgr. J. P. Taylor Leaf Tobacco Co., Henderson- 
ville, N. C. Address: Henderson, N. C. 

Choice, John Benjamin: b. May 20, 1834; e. Feb., 1857, Snow 
Creek, Va. ; A. B., '61 ; A. M. ; p. asso. edit. Gainesville (Tex.) Hes- 
perian, 1874 ; teacher ; deputy grand-master I. O. O. F. of Texas ; o. 
farmer. Address: Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Texas. 

Coble, Henry Leonidas : b. July 11, 1862; e. Sept., 1881, Pleasant 
Garden, N. C. ; A. B., '84 ; m. Laura Anna Hatch ; p. traveling salesman 
for wholesale drug co. for 15 yrs.; o. farmer. Address: Pleasant 
Garden, N. C. 

Cole, James Reid: b. Nov. 17, 1839; e. Sept., 1857, Greensboro, N. 
C. ; A. B., '61 ; A. M. ; m. Mary Parrish King ; p. private, sergeant, ad- 
jutant, colonel, C. S. A; moved to Texas in 1866; prof. McKenzie 
Coll. ; prin. Masonic Female Seminary ; pres. North Texas Female 
Coll. ; pres. Texas A. M. Coll. ; pres. Classical and Military School, 
Dallas, Texas ; mem. Tex. legislature, 4 terms. Author : Seven De- 
cades of My Life; Miscellany. Retired. Address: 2300 Ross Ave., 
Dallas, Texas. 

Colson, Thomas: b. June 24, 1852; e. Sept., 1869, Norwood, N. C; 
t. 3 l A yrs. ; m. Mamie J. Dunlap ; o. real estate, insurance, brick-manu- 
facturing. Address: Norwood, N. C. 

Coltrane, Nereus Elbridge : b. Feb. 24, 1850 ; e. Aug., 1872, Glades- 
boro, N. C. ; A. B., '76 ; A. M. ; m. Ida May Gannaway ; p. principal of 
high school, Hillsville, Va., 1876-77 ; pres. Marvin Coll., Oskaloosa, 
Kan., 1878; member N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1877; o. pastor, 
Mt. Gilead, N. C. Address: Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Corbin, George Craghead: b. Mar. 1, 1856; e. Jan., 1875, Hills- 
boro, N. C. ; t. one term ; m. Anna R. Newton ; p. mayor, Hillsboro, 
N. C. ; mayor, N. Danville, Va. ; o. tobacconist. Address: Danville, Va. 

Crisp, Burgess Gaither: b. July 9, 1862; e. Sept., 1880, Lenoir, 
N. C. ; t. 3}i yrs. ; m. Maggie Hodges ; p. principal of various high 



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schools ; four times county supt. of schools, Dare Co. ; o. attorney-at- 
law. Address: Manteo, N. C. 

Cutchin, Walter T.: b. Oct. 31, 1855; e. Sept., 1877, Tarboro, N. 
C. ; B. S., '79; m. Lizzie Lentz; p. pastor; merchant; farmer; contrac- 
tor; o. boarding-house keeper. Address: Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Daniel, Samuel Gareand : b. Oct. 16, 1861 ; e. Jan., 1879, Halifax, 
N. C. ; t. 2^2 yrs. ; m. Lizzie A. Bost ; p. read law under R. O. Burton 
at Halifax, then under Dick and Dillard at Greensboro ; county attor- 
ney for Warren Co.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Littleton, N. C. 

Davis, Aepheus C. : b. Mar. 11, 1853; e. Sept., 1865, Trinity, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Martha E. Teer; o. farmer. Address: Haw River, N. C, 
R. F. D. 1. 

Davis, E. Craven : b. Sept. 30, 1849 ; e. Sept., 1869, Trinity, N. C. ; 
t. 2 yrs. ; m. Lizzie Faucette Johnston ; p. trustee of church ; school 
committeeman; o. farmer. Address: Haw River, N. C, R. F. D. 1. 

Davis, Edward Hiee: b. July 3, 1860; e. Sept., 1877, Louisburg, N. 
C; A. B., '80; m. Mattie W. Dodamead; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. 
Ch., S. since 1886; pastor and presiding elder; o. pastor, Jackson, N. 

C. Address: Jackson, N. C. 

Dileon, James Williamson: b. Mar. 2, 1854; e. Aug., 1870, Bruns- 
wick, Ga. ; t. 3 l /i yrs.; m. Jennie C. Mcintosh; p. post-master; aide to 
Gov. Candler of Ga. ; o. merchant. Address: Thomasville, Ga. 

Doub, Landon L. : b. Oct. 26, 1853; e. Sept., 1867, Trinity, N. C; 
A. B., 72; m. Pattie Anderson; p. county com'r; board of overseers; 
justice of the peace; o. farmer. Address: Knightdale, N. C, R. F. 

D. 2. 

Dowd, Jerome: b. March 18, 1864; e. Jan., 1882, Charlotte, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs.; A.M., '98; p. prof. soc. and econ. Trinity Coll., 1893 to 1901, 
Univ. of Wis. 1901-07; o. prof, sociology and economics, Univ. of 
Oklahoma. Address: Norman, Oklahoma. 

Dowd, Willis Bruce : b. Dec. 3, 1861 ; e. Jan., 1877, Charlotte, N. C. ; 
A. B., '81; p. candidate for judge of municipal court of New York in 
1906; com. water supply of New York, 3 yrs.; commissioned by gov. 
to try sheriff of Suffolk Co. in 1913; director N. Y. county lawyers 
association, 3 yrs.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: 141 Broadway, New 
York City. 

Downum, James Monroe: b. June 8, 1860; e. Mar., 1881, Concord, 
N. C. ; A. B., '85; m. Maggie Lewis Kimbro ; p. joined N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. in 1885; prin. Belwood and Weddington academies; 
prof. Davenport Coll. ; o. prof. Appalachian Training School. Ad- 
dress: Boone, N. C. 

Durant, Charles Owen: b. Sept. 6, 1858; e. Jan., 1885, Trinity, 
N. C; t. 1 yr. ; m. Geneva A. Edgerton; p. joined N. C. Conf., M. E. 



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Ch., S. in 1882; o. pastor, Snow Hill Circuit. Address: Snow Hill, 
N. C. 

Earnhardt, William Crawford: b. Jan. 4, 1862; e. Sept., 1881, 
Concord.N. C; A. B., '84; A.M.; m. Charlotte Lee Willcox; p. teacher; 
book-keeper ; vice-pres. Greenville Cotton Mills Co. ; o. fruit-grower. 
Address: Port Orange, Fla. (Nov. to Jun.), Oakhurst, Greenville, S. 
C, R. F. D. 5 (Jun. to Nov.) 

Edwards, Benjamin W. : b. July 22, 1858 ; e. Sept., 1877, Snow 
Hill, N. C. ; t. one term; m. Mary E. Pollard; p. justice of peace; 
sheriff of Greene Co., 1898-1909; chmn. of board of county com'rs; 
mayor of Snow Hill; o. farmer. Address: Snow Hill, N. C. 

Edwards, Henry Clay: b. Feb. 25, 1865; e. Sept., 1883, Hookerton, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Annie F. Albritton; o. real estate. Address: Kin- 
ston, N. C. 

Emery, Charles Franklin : b. June 12, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1871, Yazoo, 
Miss.; A. B., 73; A.M., 77; m. Mamie J. Case; p. attorney-at-law ; 
mem. Mississippi Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1884; o. presiding elder, 
Newton District. Address: Newton, Miss. 

English, Nereus Clark: b. Jun. 28, 1850; e. Sept., 1871, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B., 74 ; A. M. ; m. Virginia Bouldin ; p. supt. Greensboro 
graded schs. ; county supt. of schs. ; mem. N. C. legislature; prof. 
Trinity Coll.; supt. Newton State Normal; farmer. Retired. Ad- 
dress: Trinity, N. C. 

English, Wm. Frank: b. May 3, 1844; e. Sept., 1859, Trinity, N. 
C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Florence Lof tin ; p. teacher ; merchant ; mem. Wayne 
Co. board of education 18 yrs.; o. fruit and produce broker. Address: 
Mount Olive, N. C. 

Eure, Hilleard Manly : b. Jun. 14, 1861 ; e. Jan., 1885, Stanhope, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Miss Privette, (2) Miss McCoy; p. joined N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1886 ; transferred to St. Louis Conf., in 
1889 and served as pastor and presiding elder ; transferred back to 
N. C. Conf., in 1900; o. pastor, Red Springs Circuit. Address: Red 
Springs, N. C. 

Everett, Daniel Hamer: b. Jun. 22, 1865; e. Sept., 1886, Clio, S. 
C. ; t. \y 2 yrs.; m. Annie Campbell; p. farmer; local preacher, 1892- 
1906; joined S. C. Conf., of M. E. Ch., S. in 1906; o. pastor, Latta 
Circuit. Address: Floyd Dale, S. C. 

Everett, John F. : b. July 30, 1850; e. Sept., 1868, Rockingham, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; m. (1) Rachel C. Cole, (2) Mary E. Steed; p. mayor 
of Bennettsville, S. C. ; director Richlands Cotton Mills; trustee of 
city schools ; bank director ; o. farmer. Address : Bennettsville, S. C. 

EzzELL, John David: e. Jan., 1881, Grantham's Store, N. C. ; A. B., 
'85; m. (1) Brownie L. Johnson, (2) Eula May Weeks; p. prin. Belle- 



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voire high sch., Glencoe high sch., Dunn high sch. ; county supt. for 12 
yrs. ; o. county supt. of schools. Address: Dunn, N. C. 

Finch, Samuel Winborne: b. Jan. 12, 1863; e. Sept., 1879, Han- 
nersville, N. C. ; A. B., '83 ; m. Lillie Eleanor Springs ; p. teacher ; 
register of deeds ; co. chmn. Dem. ex. com. ; mayor of Lexington, N. 
C, 6 yrs. ; mem. board of education ; mem. State Dem. ex. com. ; o. 
real estate; politician. Address: Lexington, N. C. 

Fink, James Clarence : b. Mar. 23, 1858 ; e. Jan., 1877, Concord, 
N. C. ; t. 2y 2 yrs. ; m. Kate J. Winecoff ; p. book-keeper for several 
general stores; o. accountant; city tax collector. Address: Concord, 
N. C. 

Fleming, Wm. A.: b. 1854; e. Sept., 1877, Greenville, N. C; t. 2yrs.; 
m. Mary Elizabeth Best; o. farmer; insurance agent. Address: Has- 
sell, N. C. 

FonvillE, Edward Brice : b. Aug. 20, 1857 ; e. Aug., 1875, Duck 
Creek, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Malvina Hatch; p. farmer; merchant; o. 
salesman. Address: Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Foscue, Kenneth F.: b. Mar. 23, 1860; e. Jan., 1880, Maysville, 
N. C. ; t. 2Y-2 yrs. ; p. supt. of schools, Jones Co. ; o. clerk, A. C. L. R. R. 
Address: Kinston, N. C. 

Franklin, Richard Gwyn : b. 1845; e. Feb., 1868, Elkin, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Anna V. Harris ; p. state senator, 1885 ; post-master at 
Elkin ; civil engineer on E. and A. R. R., etc. ; o. farmer and civil en- 
gineer. Address: Elkin, N. C. 

Frazier, Cyrus Picket : b. Aug. 25, 1853 ; e. Nov., 1874, Bush Hill, 
N. C. ; A. B., 77 ; A. M., 79 ; m. Loncetta Churchill ; p. professor of 
French and German, Trinity Coll., 1878-79; supt. Greensboro graded 
schools, 1880-87 ; director Southern Life and Trust Co. ; trustee of 
Guilford Coll.; o. real estate dealer. Address: 313 West Washington 
St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Frazier, Rueus Winston: b. Oct. 19, 1849; e. Sept., 1870, Bush 
Hill, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Delia E. Moss; p. register of deeds, Randolph 
Co., 6 yrs.; book-keeper; teacher; o. mgr. lumber mfg. plant. Address: 
Troy, N. C. 

Freeman, Needham Price: b. May 15, 1850; e. Sept., 1868, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Aulena Adelle Blick ; p. minor civil offices ; o. 
farmer. Address : Petersburg, Va. 

Frost, James D. : b. Dec. 29, 1836 ; e. Sept., 1856, Mocksville, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. D. R. Stikeleather ; p. teacher ; farmer ; three years in 
army, C. S. A.; o. farmer. Address: Mocksville, N. C. 

Gannon, John W. : b. July 25, 1862; e. Jan., 1879, Fremont, N. C; 
t. 4% yrs.; m. Kerman Overby; o. salesman. Address: Montgomery, 
Ala. 



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Gaylord, Asa Owen: b. July 23, 1857; e. Sept., 1875, Plymouth, 
N. C. ; A. B., 78; A.M.; m. Julia S. Woodson; p. mayor of Plymouth; 
recorder in criminal court; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Plymouth, 
N. C. (Died Jan. 31, 1915.) 

Gibbs, John Thomas: b. Sept. 10, 1848; e. Jan., 1868, Henderson, 
N. C; t. 1J4 yrs. ; D. D., Emory Coll., Ga.; m. Wallace C. Overbaugh; 
mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1874; o. presiding elder, Fayette- 
ville District. Address: Fayetteville, N. C. 

Gibbs, Wm. Kelly: b. Nov. 29, 1848; e. Aug., 1863, Smith Grove, 
N. C. ; A. B., '69; A.M., 72; m. Pattie A. Meador; p. professor of an- 
cient languages, Burritt Coll.; pres. Highland Coll., Tenn. ; county 
surveyor Davie and Rockingham counties for 10 yrs. each ; county 
superintendent of schools, Rockingham Co.; o. farmer. Address: 
Reidsville, N. C. 

Gibson, James Preston : b. Jan. 6, 1857 ; e. Sept., 1873, Bennetts- 
ville, S. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Margaret Lenora McRae ; p. mem. S. C. legis- 
lature 6 yrs.; notary public; justice of peace; grand sec. S. C. prohibi- 
tion movement; editor Pee Dee Advocate for several years; mem. 
of Governor's military staff with rank of Colonel ; o. newspaper and 
commercial secretary. Address: Bennettsville, S. C. 

Giles, E. S. F.: b. July 25, 1857; e. Jan., 1873, Trinity, N. C; 
A. B., 78; m. Annie Shadrach ; p. attorney-at-law for thirty years: o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Greenwood, S. C. 

Gray, George Gardner: b. Nov. 24, 1843; e. Jan., 1867, Bush Hill, 
N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs.; m. Julia E. Porter; p. overseer public road; justice 
of peace; o. farmer. Address: Glenola, N. C. 

Gregson, J. C: b. Sept. 25, 1870; e. Jan., 1887, Randleman, N. C; 
t. 2 l A yrs.; m. Mabel Lee Hadley; p. sec. and treas. cotton manufac- 
turing co.; o. cotton manufacturer. Address: Siler City, N. C. 

Groome, John A.: b. Nov. 6, 1867; e. Sept., 1883, Lenox Castle, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Pearl B. Dunlap; o. farmer. Address: Greensboro, 
N. C. 

Groome, W. J. : b. Aug. 24, 1862 ; e. Sept., 1882, Thompsonville, N. 
C. ; t. 2 l / 2 yrs.; m. Ada Ballinger; o. farmer and stock-raiser. Address: 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Groome, Zachariah LEE: b. Nov. 24, 1864; e. Jan., 1882, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Minnie Armfield; o. farmer. Address: Greensboro, 
N. C, R. F. D, 3. 

Guthrie, James Orin : b. Sept. 23, 1855 ; e. Jan., 1875, Kimbolton, 
N. C. ; t. \]/ 2 yrs.; m. (1) Miss Whitehurst, (2) Miss Stubbs; p. 
entered N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. 1879; o. life insurance agent; min- 
ister, superannuated. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Guthrie, Michael Cronly: b. Dec. 14, 1850; e. Jan., 1863, Smith- 



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ville, N. C. ; t. one term ; m. Elizabeth Lord Williams ; o. superinten- 
dent of schools, Brunswick Co. Address: Southport, N. C. 

Hales, William Streety : b. Jan. 15, 1856 ; e. Sept., 1874, Charlotte, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Julia Beckwith Shell; p. student in Theological 
Dept. Vanderbilt Univ. 1878-79; joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. at 
Wilson in 1879; o. pastor, Gibsonville. Address: Gibsonville, N. C. 

Hankins, Alfred J.: b. Sept. 5, 1840; e. Sept., 1857, Wilmington, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Mattie A. Thomas ; o. minister and merchant. 
Address: Wilmington, N. C. 

Harper, Charles Thomas : b. Aug. 10, 1872 ; e. Aug., 1885, South- 
port, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Jessie G. Zimmerman; p. supt. of health, Wil- 
mington, N. C. ; lecturer on minor surgery, Baltimore Univ. 3 yrs. ; 
mem. N. C. State Board of Medical Examiners; surgeon S. A. L. Ry. ; 
prop. Harper's Sanatorium; o. surgeon. Address: Wilmington, N. C. 

Harper, Fred: b. Jan. 13, 1874; e. Sept., 1885, Southport, N. C; 
A. B., '91; B. L. (Univ. of Va.), '95; m. Carrie Warwick Daniel; o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Lynchburg, Va. 

Harris, Stephen Albion : b. Feb. 7, 1833 ; e. Sept., 1849, Jerusalem, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Annie J. Hicks; p. teacher; o. colporteur. Address: 
Taylorsville, N. C. 

Harris, William Randall: b. Oct. 24, 1856; e. Jan., 1880, El 
Dorado, N. C. ; t. 2y 2 yrs. ; m. Laura Brower ; p. clerk Superior Court, 
Montgomery Co., 1886-95 ; sec. and treas. Bell & Harris Furniture 
Co., Concord, N. C. ; o. traveling salesman. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Harrison, Thomas Satterwhite: b. July 22, 1842; e. Jan., 1858, 
Purley, N. C; t. 1 yr.; m. (1) Adeline Slade, (2) Bell Slade, (3) 
Mary Burkholder; p. mem. Co. "A", 13th Regt. N. C. state troops, C. 
S. A.; mem. Senate and House of Reps, of N. C. legislature; clerk in 
State Auditor's office; mayor of Milton; justice of the peace for fifty 
years; o. farmer. Address: Blanch, N. C. 

Hines, Carolin Clay: b. Dec. 29, 1840; e. Sept., 1858, Hinesville, 
Ga. ; A. B., '61 ; m. Margaret A. Galbraith ; p. entered Confederate 
army in 1861, and served until the surrender; joined the South Georgia 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1868; o. superannuated minister, Helena. Ad- 
dress: Helena, Ga. 

Hines, Peter Edmund : b. June 14, 1852 ; e. Sept., 1872, Elm City, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs; m. (1) Mary Garrett, (2) Sarah Craton ; o. dentist; 
sec, treas., and general manager of Cambridge Hospital. Address: 
Cambridge, Maryland. 

Hodges, John Daniel: b. Oct. 11, 1844; e. Aug., 1869, Jerusalem, 
N. C. ; A. B., 73; A.M.; A. B., Yale; m. Sarah Augusta Thompson; 
p. joined Confederate army and served under Stuart and Hampton; 
prin. of high schools at Monroe, Raleigh, and Newbern; prof, of 



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Greek, Trinity Coll.; county supt. of schools, Davie Co.; o. teacher and 
farmer. Address: Mocksville, N. C. 

Holmes, George Washington: b. Feb. 11, 1856; e. Sept., 1876, 
Nicholson, N. C. ; A. B., '80; m. Mary E. Foust; p. principal of high 
school, 15 yrs. ; mem. board of education of Alamance and Davidson 
counties; o. minister, Meth. Prot. Church. Address: Graham, N. C. 

Horne, Joshua Lawrence, Sr. : b. Jan. 24, 1853; e. Sept., 1871, 
Joyner's Depot, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Lula Caroline Parker; o. farmer. 
Address: Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Houston, David A. : b. Nov. 19, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1886, Monroe, N. C. ; 
A. B., '91 ; m. Berta Totten ; p. inst. in Trinity Coll. 2 yrs. ; registered 
pharmacist; clerk Superior Court of Union Co. 2 terms; licensed to 
practice law in 1914; mem. board of Aldermen of Monroe, N. C. ; chmn. 
graded sch. trustees; o. cash. First Nat. Bank. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Hurley, John Bolivar: b. Feb. 24, 1859; e. Sept., 1880, Troy, 
N. C; A. B., '83; p. joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. at Statesville in 
1883; trustee of Trinity Coll.; o. pastor, Rockingham Station. Address: 
Rockingham, N. C. 

Ingram, Charles Braxton : b. Jan., 1858 ; e. Sept., 1875, Mt. Gilead, 
N. C. ; A. B., 78; m. Mary Ella McAulay; o. physician. Address: 
Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Ivey, Thomas Neal : b. May 22, 1860 ; e. Jan., 1877, Denver, N. C. ; 
A. B., '79; A.M.; D. D. ; m. Nora Dowd; p. prin. Oak Institute; joined 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1886; editor, Raleigh Christian Advo- 
cate; o. editor, Nashville Christian Advocate. Address: Nashville, 
Tenn. 

Jenkins, Charles L.: b. Feb. 1, 1865; e. Sept., 1882, Tarboro, N. 
C. ; A. B., '86; med. student Univ. Va., 1888; graduated in med., Univ. 
City of N. Y., 1890; m. Martha Knight; p. 1st asst. physician State 
Hospital since 1898; o. physician. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Jones, Giebraith Pressey: b. May 16, 1862; e. Oct., 1881, Trout- 
mans, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. supt. graded schools ; prof, of mathematics, 
Andrew College, Cuthbert, Ga. ; o. pres. of business college. Address: 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Jones, J. McCain: b. Aug. 2, 1839; e. Sept., 1853, Cuningham's 
Store, N. C. ; A. B., '58; p. mem. board of directors of school for 
blind; o. farmer. Address: Semora, N. C, R. F. D., 1. 

Jones, Paul: b. June 22, 1867; e. Sept., 1882, Tarboro, N. C; 
A. B., '84 ; m. Ida McClure Adams ; p. chmn. Edgecombe Co. Dem. ex. 
com.; county att'y; mayor of Tarboro, 5 yrs.; State Councilor Jr. 
O. U. A. M.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Tarboro, N. C. 

Jones, Robert W.: b. Feb. 14, 1836; e. Sept., 1853, Cuningham's 
Store; t. 2 yrs.; unmarried; o. farmer. Address: Semora, N. C, R. 
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Jordan, Alva Wilson: b. June IS, 1866; e. Sept., 1883, Hertford, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Maude Turner, (2) Laura Hedgepeth; 
p. farmer ; fishing and cotton business ; newspaper work ; o. lumber 
business. Address: 325 E. Lee St., Greensboro, N. C. 

RernodlE, Peter Jeeferson : b. Jan. 12, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1872, Gibson- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., 76; A.M.; m. Lula W. Mwiney; p. prin. Gibson- 
ville Academy; prin. Suffolk Coll. Inst.; prof. Elon College 1899-1908; 
Author: Practical and Commercial Arithmetic; Latin Grammar; 
Lives of Christian Ministers; o. pres. Central Pub. Co., Richmond, 
Va. Address: 1012 E. Marshall St., Richmond, Va. 

Resteer, George Edward: b. Mar. 23, 1869; e. Sept., 1885, Concord, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Ida E. Weddington ; p. treas. Cabarrus Co. ; chmn. 
county board of com'rs ; U. S. com. ; editor ; pres. merchants' asso. ; 
o. sec, treas., mgr. H. L. Paus & Co. Address: Concord, N. C. 

Rillian, William LitteETon CoeEman : b. Feb. 4, 1853 ; e. Jan., 
1878, Denver, N. C. ; t. one term ; m. Cora Wilson ; p. treas. Catawba 
Co.; local minister since 1876; o. wholesale broker. Address: Gastonia, 
N. C. 

Rillibrew, Nathaniel B. : b. Aug. 27, 1850 ; e. Jan., 1871, Tarboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Rate Nobles; p. justice of peace; school com- 
mitteeman; o. farmer and merchant. Address: Penelo, N. C. 

Rinsey, Joseph : b. June 17, 1843 ; e. Jan., 1860, Pink Hill, N. C. ; 
m. Fannie Rinsey; p. left college Mar. 10, 1861, to join Confederate 
army; lieut. of Co. "E", 61st N. C. Regt. Clingman's Brigade and 
Hoke's Div. ; prisoner of war on Johnson's Island, Ohio, for 21 mos. ; 
pres. of academies at LaGrange and Wilson; o. supt. of schools, Lenoir 
Co. Address: LaGrange, N. C. 

Roonce, David S.: b. Apr. 30, 1859; e. Aug., 1874; A. B., 77; 
unmarried ; p. manager mercantile agency ; real estate ; broker ; attor- 
ney-at-law; o. merchant. Address: Ocean, N. C. 

Roonce, George Wolfe : b. Nov. 10, 1859 ; e. Nov., 1876, Trenton, N. 
C. ; A. B., 79; m. Gracia M. Pyle; o. law officer, Bureau of Engineers, 
War Dept. Address: Washington, D. C. 

Roonce, Henry Bryant: b. Jan. 20, 1860; e. Jan., 1880, Richlands, 
N. C. ; A. B., '81 ; m. Sarah Fannie Farrior ; p. postmaster of Rich- 
lands ; developer of the "Roonce" Pecan ; o. merchant and farmer. 
Address: Richlands, N. C. 

Lane, Henry B.: b. Apr. 26, 1855; e. Sept., 1878, Stantonsburg, N. 
C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Hattie Edmundson; o. lumber manufacturer and 
farmer. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Ledbetter, John Steele: b. Oct. 11, 1848; e. Jan., 1868, Little's Mill, 
N. C. ; t. 2> l / 2 yrs.; m. Sarah C. Mattox; p. president, treas. of cotton 
manufacturing co. ; o. cotton manufacturer. Address: Rockingham, 
N. C. 



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Leffers, Sam : b. Jan. 21, 1865 ; e. Sept., 1885, Straits, N. C. ; t. 3 
yrs. ; m. Kate Willis; o. merchant. Address: Gloucester, N. C. 

Litaker, Daniel Milton: b. Oct. 22, 1867; e. Aug., 1886, Concord, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Minnie Louise Oliver; p. mem. N. C. and W. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1888; o. pastor, Thomasville. Address: 
Thomasville, N. C. 

Loftin, Winfield Scott : b. Dec. 4, 1847; e. Aug., 1869, Bowden, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. V. C. Blount; o. farmer. Address: Bowden, N. C. 

Long, Benjamin Franklin : b. Mar. 19, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1872, Gra- 
ham, N. C. ; A. B., 74; A.M.; graduate Pearson's Law School, 1876; 
B. L., 78 (Univ. of Va.) ; LL. D., 1914 (Davidson and Elon) ; m. 
Mary Alice Robbins ; p. solicitor, Iredell Inferior Court, 3 terms ; city 
counsel, 12 yrs.; receiver of W. D. of W. N. C. R. R., 5 yrs.; mayor 
of Statesville, 1886; solicitor of 8th and 10th circuits, 1887 to 1895; 
elected judge of Superior Court in 1902; o. judge, Superior Court. 
Address: Statesville, N. C. 

Lowder, James Marion: b. Dec. 31, 1852; e. Oct. 1876, Norwood, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mary Elizabeth Shankle; p. joined N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. in 1887; o. pastor, Swansboro Circuit. Address: Swans- 
boro, N. C. 

McCollum, Matthew W.: b. Nov. 13, 1863; e. Nov., 1879, Chapel 
Hill, N. C. ; A. B., 79; m. Elizabeth Hedgepeth; o. supt. of mails. 
Address: Durham, N. C. 

McCrary, Theodore Earl: b. June 5, 1867; e. Jan., 1886, Lexington, 
N. C; A. B., '88; m. (1) Etta Shemwell, (2) Ida Jordan Beeson; 
p. post master at Lexington under Presidents Harrison and McKinley; 
chief office, deputy marshal for West Dist, N. C, 10 yrs.; mem. N. C 
legislature, 1889; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Lexington, N. C. 

McLennan, A. C. : b. Mar. 14, 1845; e. Aug., 1859, Lumber City, 
Ga. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. C. C. Browning; p. county com'r ; mem. Ga. legisla- 
ture in 1898-99, from Telfair and Montgomery Counties. Retired. 
Address: McRae, Ga. 

McMahan, Fletcher Reid : b. Mar. 9, 1861 ; e. Sept., 1885, Farm- 
ington, N. C. ; t. one term; m. Tabitha A. Anderson; o. farmer; mer- 
chant. Address: Mocks ville, N. C, R. F. D., 2. 

McMullan, Oscar Gregory Baugh : b. Dec. 4, 1856; e. Sept., 1875, 
Hertford, N. C; A. B., 77; m. Mollie Whedbee; p. pres. Elizabeth 
City Cotton Mill ; director Dixie Fire Ins. Co. ; director Elizabeth City 
Telephone and Telegraph Co.; o. physician; pres. Citizens Nat. Bank. 
Address: Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Mann, Samuel Spencer: b. Apr. 3, 1867; e. Sept., 1886, Lake 
Landing, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Magnolia M. Watson ; p. pres. Mattamus- 



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keet Ry. Co.; clerk Superior Court; mem. county board of education; 
state senator; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Swan Quarter, N. C. 

Mann, W. D. : b. Apr. 14, 1854; e. Sept., 1872, Lake Landing, N. C; 
t. 2 yrs. ; m. Oliver May Davis; p. traveling salesman 18 yrs. ; justice of 
the peace 23 yrs.; o. farmer. Address: Lake Landing, N. C. 

Marsh, Bonner Goelette; b. Dec. 21, 1859; e. Sept., 1879, Bath, 
N. C. ; A. B., '84; A.M., '86; m. Beulah Florence Wade; p. teacher; 
minister; o. merchant. Address: Cor. Roosevelt & McComb Avenues, 
San Antonio, Texas. 

Matthews, Levi P.: b. Mar. 20, 1832; e. Sept., 1850, Kernersville, 
N. C. ; t. one term; p. school committeeman; justice of the peace; o. 
farmer. Address: Kernersville, N. C, R. F. D., 1. 

Mendenhall, Edward E. : b. Dec. 27, 1872; e. Sept., 1886, Bush 
Hill, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Ida Allred; o. wholesale grocer. Address: 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Merriman, Branch H.: b. Mar. 6, 1856; e. Sept., 1870, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Nellie Scales. Retired. Address: Greensboro, 
N. C. 

Mial, Millard: b. Feb. 2, 1852; e. Sept., 1869; A.B., 72; p. register 
of deeds; mem. N. C. legislature; mem. board of co. com'rs; o. 
clerk Superior Court, Wake County. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Miller, Charles Borden: b. Dec. 13, 1866; e. Sept., 1884, Golds- 
boro, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Anna Robertson Burwell ; p. mem. State 
Board of Pharmacy. 7 yrs. ; pres. Goldsboro Drug Co. ; gen. mgr. 
Bromalgine Co.; o. druggist. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Mitchell, Willie Graham : b. Mar. 26, 1867 ; e. Sept., 1886, Middle- 
burg, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. traveling salesman, Seward Trunk & Bag. Co. ; 
o. farmer. Address: Henderson, N. C, R. F. D., 2. 

Mofeitt, Emmett Leonidas: b. Jan. 17, 1869; e. Sept., 1885, Ash- 
boro, N. C; A. B., '89; A.M.; M. A., Harvard; LL. D., Union Chris- 
tian Coll. ; m. Ella Mary Rhodes ; p. prof. English, Elon Coll. ; editor, 
The Christian Sun; pres. Elon Coll. (retired on account of ill- 
health) ; o. sec.-treas., Ashboro Wheelbarrow Co. Address: Ash- 
boro, N. C. 

Moore, Edwin Gibbons : b. Nov. 13, 1861 ; e. Jan., 1877, Toisnot, 
N. C. ; A. B., '80; m. Annie Thompson; o. physician. Address: Elm 
City, N. C. 

Needham, Zachariah Job: b. Nov. 10, 1861; e. Sept., 1885, Mt. 
Airy, N. C; t. 2 terms; m. (1) Letha Whitaker, (2) Rose V. Gibbs; 
p. joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1886; transferred to Pacific 
Conf., in 1889; o. pastor, Modesto. Address: Modesto, Cal. 

Nicholson, David Bascom : b. Sept. 19, 1853 ; e. Sept., 1871, Mag- 
nolia, N. C. ; A. B., 71 ; A. M. ; m. Katie Powell ; p. mem. N. C. legis- 



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lature in 1881 from Duplin Co.; solicitor Wilcox (Ga.) county court, 
11 years; judge of city court, Abbeville, 7 years; o. lawyer. Address: 
Rochelle, Ga. 

Nicholson, William Henry: b. Apr. 1, 1864; e. Sept., 1878, Frank- 
linton, N. C. ; A. B., '83; m. Genevieve Perry; p. physician (M. D.) ; 
practiced for several years at Louisburg, N. C. ; o. real estate. Address: 
Hickory, N. C. 

Norment, Thomas Alexander: b. July 28, 1870; e. Jan., 1885, 
Charlotte, N. C. ; t. one term; m. (1) Bettie Sloan, (2) Annie Rauche; 
o. physician. Address: Lumberton, N. C. 

Norris, Henry Wayland : b. Nov. 18, 1847; e. Aug., 1863, New 
Hill, N. C. ; A. B., 71 ; A. M., 75 ; m. Hersilia Rand Banks ; p. entered 
Confederate army and re-entered college in 1867; prin. Apex Acade- 
my; Baptist pastorate, 1875-94; mem. state senate, 1895; supt. of 
public schools, 1897-99; postmaster at Holly Springs, 1908-14; o. pres. 
Bank of Holly Springs. Address: Holly Springs, N. C. 

Norris, Herbert Edmund: b. Nov. 7, 1859; e. Jan., 1875, Apex, 
N. C. ; A. B., 79; m. Mary Emma Burns; p. mem. N. C. legislature, 
1885; mem. state senate, 1903, solicitor of 6th and 7th judicial districts 
since 1910; o. lawyer. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Odell, Wm. Rob't : b. Mar. 3, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1871, Concord, N. C. ; 
A. B., 75; m. (1) Elizabeth Sergeant, (2) Clara Sergeant Branson; 
p. treas. and vice-pres. Odell Mfg. Co.; trustee of Trinity Coll.; o. 
manufacturer. Address: Concord, N. C. 

Oliver, James Shepard: b. Aug. 6, 1855; e. Sept., 1876, Fair Bluff, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Annie McDuffie; p. mem. of N. C. legislature, 
1891, 1893, 1899, 1901; o. farmer and merchant. Address: Marietta, 
N. C. 

Ormond, Yancey Thomas: b. Apr. 12, 1858; e. Sept., 1876, Hooker- 
ton, N. C. ; A. B., 78; m. Eugenie M. Mann; p. mem. board of edu- 
cation, Greene Co., for ten years ; state senator from 8th senatorial 
district, 1907, 1909; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

Outlaw, Franklin Pierce: b. Nov. 15, 1852; e. Sept., 1870, Out- 
law's Bridge, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Ella V. Gray; o. real estate; farmer. 
Address: 612 College Street, Kinston, N. C. 

Overman, John R. : b. Sept. 7, 1858; e. Sept., 1883, Goldsboro, N. 
C. ; B. S., '86; m. Catherine Denton; p. pres. So.-Ga. Normal; pres. 
Hazelhurst high sch. ; U. S. Govt, position in Indian Service, 1896-97; 
clerk Superior Court, Coffee Co., Ga. 4 terms ; chmn. state ex. com. Ga. 
division of Farmers Union ; mem. national legislative com. ; o. clerk 
Superior Court; farmer. Address: Douglas, Ga. 

Overman, Lee Slater: b. Jan. 3, 1854; e. Sept., 1871, Salisbury, 
N. C. ; A. B., 74; A.M.; m. Mary P. Merrimon; p. mem. N. C. legis- 



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lature, 5 terms ; speaker N. C. House Reps. ; presidential elector-at- 
large ; temporary and permanent ch'm N. C. State Democratic Conven- 
tion on three occasions ; pres. N. C. Railroad ; United States Senator 
since 1903; trustee Trinity Coll.; o. attorney-at-law ; United States 
Senator. Address: Salisbury, N. C. 

Owen, Wesley Benton: b. May 18, 1848; e. Sept., 1867, Moffitt's 
Mill, N. C. ; t. one term ; m. Laura A. Brower ; p. mayor of Liberty ; 
justice of the peace; o. contractor and builder. Address: Liberty, N. C. 

Page, Walter Hines : b. Aug. 15, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1872, Cary, N. C. ; 
t. 1 term; m. Alice Wilson; p. student Randolph-Macon Coll. 1872-74; 
fellow Johns Hopkins Univ. ; editor The Forum; lit. adviser Hough- 
ton-Mifflin & Co.; editor The Atlantic Monthly, The Worlds Work; 
mem. firm Doubleday, Page & Co. ; trustee Gen. Edu. Bd. ; o. Am- 
bassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Great Britian. Address: 
American Embassy, London, England. 

Palmer, Bascom Headen: e. Jan., 1873, Liberty, N. C. ; A. B., 76; 
m. Mamie Peoples; p. attorney-at-law; mem. Florida legislature, 1884; 
Florida senate, 1894-1901; circuit court judge, 10 yrs. ; state's attorney, 
4 yrs.; Retired. Address: Lake City, Fla. 

Paris, Zadok: b. July 28, 1860; e. Sept., 1885, Pamlico, N. C; t. 
3 yrs.; m. Lula Belle Cannon; p. joined the N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S. in 1886 ; received the degree of Ph. D. from Central University in 
1911; Grand Chaplain of Grand Lodge of I. O. O. F. since 1910; 
field sec. of I. O. O. F. for 2 yrs. ; pres. of N. C. Orphans Association ; 
o. pastor, Lincolnton. Address: Lincolnton, N. C. 

Parker, David Bascom : b. Dec. 2, 1850 ; e. Jan., 1874, Averasboro, 
N. C; A. B., 77; m. Annie Saunders; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S. since 1895; o. pastor, Laurel Hill Circuit. Address: Laurel Hill, 
N. C. 

Parker, Perley Elijah: b. Jan. 24, 1863; e. Sept., 1882, Trinity, 
N. C; A. B., '89; m. (1) Ida E. Kearns, (2) Lula Tomlinson; p. 
teacher; pres. Arcadia high sch. 2 years; joined W. N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S. in 1890; o. pastor, Thomasville. Address: Thomasville, 
N. C. 

Pate, Wm. Thoroughgood : b. Jan. 25, 1860; e. Sept., 1880, Laurel 
Hill, N. C. ; t. 2y 2 yrs. ; m. Mattie J. Gibson ; p. supt. public instruc- 
tion, Richmond Co. ; pres. 5th dist. med. soc. ; bacteriologist N. C. 
State Board of Health; o. physician, planter, banker. Address: Gib- 
son, N. C. 

Peacock, Dred: b. Apr. 12, 1864; e. Sept., 1883, Wilson, N. C. ; 
A. B., '87 ; A. M. ; Litt. D. ; m. Ella Carr ; p. prin. Lexington Female 
Seminary ; prof. Lat. G. F. Coll. ; pres. G. F. Coll. ; bank director ; 
retired from school work in 1902; entered business, and remained 



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until 1908; admitted to the bar in 1908; o. attorney-at-law. Address: 
High Point, N. C. 

Pegram, Wm. Howell : b. Aug. 18, 1846 ; e. Jan., 1869, Chalk Level, 
N. C. ; A. B., 73 ; A. M. ; m. Emma L. Craven ; p. tutor in Trinity 
Coll., 1873-75 ; professor of chemistry, Trinity Coll. since 1875 ; secre- 
tary of the faculty until 1910; o. professor of chemistry, Trinity Coll. 
Address: Durham, N. C. 

Pell, George Pierce: b. Jun. 19, 1870; e. Sept., 1884, Greensboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1884-86, and 1889-90 ; LL. B., Georgetown Univ. ; m. Mary V. 
Deshazo ; p. reading clerk, State Senate, '89, '90, '93 ; director N. C. 
R. R., 1900-04; sec. Code Com., 1905; judge Superior Court, 1910-11; 
elected Corporation Commissioner in 1913. Author : Pell's Revisal 
of the Laws of N. C; Pell's Forms of Pleading and Practice; Pell's 
Banking and Negotiable Instrument Law; Pell's Mechanic's Lien 
Law; o. State Corporation Commissioner. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Peel, Robert Paine : b. June 12, 1860 ; e. Sept., 1875, Lenoir, N. C. ; 
t. \y 2 yrs.; A. B., Univ. N. C; Litt. D., Univ. N. C; Student at Union 
Theological Sem., Hampdon Sidney, Va. ; m. Anness Huske Shepherd; 
p. instructor in English, Univ. N. C. ; evangelist of Presbyterian Synod 
of N. C. ; pastor of Newberry (S. C.) Presbyterian Ch. ; pres. of 
Presbyterian Coll. for Women, Columbia, S. C. ; o. president of Con- 
verse College. Address: Spartanburg, S. C. 

Pepper, Claude Gillespie: b. May 7, 1870; e. Oct., 1886, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Annie Craven ; p. train despatcher for 20 yrs. ; o. 
train dispatcher. Address: Hamlet, N. C. 

Phillips, John Madison: b. Mar. 16, 1856; e. Sept., 1874, Yadkin- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. dentist. Address: Yadkinville, N. C. 

PoE, Edward J.: b. April 21, 1864; e. Aug., 1885, Randleman, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs. ; m. Mittie Cranf ord ; p. student Theological Dept. Vanderbilt 
Univ. 1889-89; joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1889; o. pastor, 
Walnut Cove. Address: Walnut Cove, N. C. 

Reinhart, DabnEy Belvin : b. Oct. 19, 1862 ; e. Sept., 1877, Thomas- 
ville, N. C; A. B., 79; A.M. (Wake Forest Coll.), '81; graduate 
Bellevue Med. Coll., '85 ; m. Nellie Gallagher ; p. county physician, 8 
yrs. ; city health officer, 10 yrs. ; asst-supt. State & Milwaukee Insane 
Asylum, Wanwatosa, Wis., 1887; mem. Wis. State Med Soc. ; o. phy- 
sican and surgeon. Address: Merrill, Wis. 

Reynolds, William Neal: e. Sept., 1882, Rock Spring, Va. ; t. 2 
yrs.; m. Kate Gertrude Bitting; o. vice-pres. R. J. Reynolds Tob. Co. 
Address: 644 West 5th St., Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Rhodes, J. M.: b. April 17, 1850; e. Jan., 1869, Mt. Olive, N. C; 
A. B., 73 ; A. M. ; m. (2) Lula A. Hester ; o. pres. Littleton Female 
College. Address: Littleton, N. C. 



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Rhodes, Wm. Henry: b. Feb. 27, 1858; e. Sept. 1878, Comfort, N. 
C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; attended universities of N. C, Texas, and Cal. ; m. Carrie 
A. Rhodes; p. teacher for thirty-two yrs.; prin. Trenton high sch.; 
supt. Rhodes Mil. Institute; supt. Chapel Hill graded school; o. teacher; 
real estate dealer. Address: Sylva, N. C. 

Richardson, Nereston Ruffin : b. Jan. 27, 1854; e. Sept., 1877, 
Earpsboro, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Mary Elizabeth Stone ; p. attorney-at- 
law for eight years ; editor Smith field Herald two years ; mem. W. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1887; o. pastor, Mount Holly. Ad- 
dress: Mount Holly, N. C. 

Robinson, Charles W. : b. Sept. 17, 1856; e. Aug., 1881, Mt. Gilead, 
N. C; A. B., '85; m. Rossa H. Chandler; p. joined N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S. in 1886; o. pastor, Jonesboro. Address: Jonesboro, N. C. 

Rogers, Joseph Marion: b. Aug. 28, 1862; e. Sept., 1862, Mullins, 
S. C; t. 1 yr.; A. B. (Wofford Coll.), '87; A.M., '91; m. Katherine 
Glenn; p. teacher in high sch. 2 yrs.; joined S. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S. in 1889; prof. Columbia Coll. 2 yrs.; o. pastor, Sumter Station. 
Address: Sumter, S. C. 

Roper, Daniel Calhoun: b. Apr. 1, 1867; e. Sept., 1886, Tatum, 
S. C. ; A. B., '88; LL.B., National Univ.; m. Lou McKenzie; p. mem. 
S. C. legislature; clerk of U. S. Senate Com. on interstate commerce; 
cotton and textile expert of U. S. census; clerk of ways and means 
com. of House of Rep.; o. First Assistant Postmaster-General. Ad- 
dress: Washington, D. C. 

Sanders, A. M.: b. Dec. 23, 1851; e. Aug., 1869, Clayton, N. C; 
t. \Yi yrs.; m. Elizabeth W. Sanders; p. deputy sheriff, Johnston Co. 
for 12 yrs.; o. post master. Address: Smithfield, N. C. 

Saunders, Willis T. : b. May 20, 1856 ; e. Sept., 1870, Johnston Co., 
N. C. ; A. B., 74; m. Ella Moye; o. meat-dealer. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Scarborough, James Harris : b. Sept. 7, 1863 ; e. Sept., 1884, Mt. 
Gilead, N. C; A. B., '87; A.M., M.S., and Ph.D., Vanderbilt Univ.; 
m. Gussie Hunt; p. prin. Middleburg academy, N. C. ; prin. Mt. Gilead 
high sch. ; prof, mathematics, Pac. Meth. Coll. ; asst. in mathematics, 
Vanderbilt Univ.; prof, mathematics and physics, State Normal, Kirks- 
ville, Mo.; pres. Warrensburg commercial club; mem. ex. com. Mo. 
state federation of com. clubs; o. head of dept. of mathematics, Sta'e 
Normal. Address: Warrensburg, Mo. 

Shamburger, Frank Mebane: b. Jan. 10, 1860; e. Sept., 1879, 
Auman's Hill, N. C. ; A. B., '83 ; m. Delia Rowena Norman ; p. mem. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1883; o. pastor, Hertford. Address: 
Hertford, N. C. 

Sharpe, Albert McDavid : b. July 8, 1867; e. Sept., 1884, Thomas- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; m. Zula Brock; p. teacher; banker for 18 yrs.; 
o. asst-cashier, Bank of Anderson. Address: Anderson, S. C. 



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Sikes, Ginnada Thomas: b. Jan. 5, 1857; e. Sept., 1878, Grissom, 
N. C. ; A. B., '86; m. Margaret J. White; p. treas. N. C. Med. Soc; 
sec. Board of Med. Exam'rs, 2 yrs. ; director and pres. Youngsville 
Bank, Creedmoor Nat'l Bank ; mem. board of education, Granville 
Co.; o. physician; farmer. Address: Creedmoor, N. C, R. F. D., 1. 

Simmons, Furnieold McLendel: b. Jan. 20, 1854; e. Sept., 1869; 
A.B., 73; LL. D., '01; m. (1) Eliza Humphrey, (2) Belle Gibbs; p. 
admitted to the bar in 1875 ; attorney-at-law in Newbern and Raleigh ; 
mem. of 50th Congress; internal revenue collector, 4th Dist. of N. C, 
1893-96; chmn. Dem Exec. Com. of N. C, 1892, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904, 
1906; U. S. Senator from N. C. for terms 1901-97, 1907-13, 1913-19; 
trustee, Trinity Coll. ; o. United States Senator and attorney-at-law. 
Address: Newbern, N. C. 

Simpson, John Alexander: b. Oct. 10, 1845; e. Apr., 1869, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; A. B., '69; A.M.; Doctor of Music (So. Conservatory of 
Music, Durham, N. C.) ; m. Narcissa Jane Dupree; p. instructor and 
director in N. C. School for Blind, since 1869; o. musical director, 
State School for Blind. Address: 211 W. Jones St., Raleigh, N. C. 

Skeen, L. P.: b. July 8, 1865; e. Sept., 1883, Mt. Gilead, N. C; 
A. B., '86 ; m. Rebecca Baldwin ; o. attorney-at-law. Address : Tifton, Ga. 

Slocumb, Thomas Wright: b. May 5, 1842; e. Sept., 1859, Golds- 
boro, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Davis ; p. freight ag't, A. C. L., Wilson, 
N. C. ; f r't ag't, Goldsboro, 32 yrs. ; com. ag't, A. C. L., 9 yrs. ; o. sec. 
and treas., A. & N. C. R. R. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Small, John Humphrey: b. Aug. 29, 1859; e. Sept., 1873, Wash- 
ington, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Isabella C. Wharton; p. mem. of Congress 
since 1898; o. attorney-at-law; mem. of Congress. Address: Wash- 
ington, N. C. 

Smith, George Franklin: b. Sept. 8, 1860; e. Sept., 1882, Jackson 
Hill, N. C. ; t. one term ; m. Lena May Nelson ; p. student Theol. Dept. 
Vanderbilt Univ.; joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1886; pastor 
and presiding elder; o. pastor, First Church, Elizabeth City. Address: 
Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Smith, Leonidas Constantine: b. Feb. 25, 1867; e. Jan., 1886; 
Polkton, N. C; t. 1 yr. ; M. D. in 1892; m. M. Blanche Beachum; p. 
medical student, 1890-92; received license to practice medicine in 
1892; post-grad. med. student, 1893-94; engaged in practice of medicine 
for 15 yrs.; o. lumber, timber, and real estate dealer. Address: Polk- 
ton, N. C. 

Smith, Robert Lee: b. April 4, 1864; e. Sept., 1884, Norwood, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; Ph. B., (Univ. N. C.) ; m. Ora L. Burgess ; p. county supt. 
of schools; mem. N. C. House of Representatives and state senate; 
pres. pro. tern, of senate; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Albemarle, 
N. C. 



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SmooT, Alexander Lee: b. Feb. 17, 1864; e. Sept., 1884, Mt. 
Vernon, N. C. ; t. one term; p. register of deeds of Rowan Co.; chmn. 
board of co. com'rs ; mayor of Salisbury; sec. and treas. Salisbury 
Realty and Insurance Co. ; o. real estate and general insurance. Ad- 
dress: 128 Church St., Salisbury, N. C. 

Sparger, George Washington: b. 1859; e. Oct., 1880, Mt. Airy, N. 
C. ; t. 2 l / 2 yrs. ; m. Jessie S. Gilmer; p. supt. of schools, Surry Co.; 
chmn. school board, Mt. Airy, 8 yrs. ; o. attorney-at-law, dealer in law 
books. Address: 1302 Linden Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Stack, Amos M. : b. Feb. 12, 1863; e. Jan., 1881, Monroe, N. C; 
A. B., '84; m. C. Prather; p. mem. state senate; solicitor Superior 
Court: o. attorney-at-law. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Staley, Wm. Wesley: b. Feb. 24, 1849; e. Sept., 1871, Graham, 
N. C; A. B., 74; A.M.,; D. D.; LL. D. (Elon Coll.); m. Martha F. 
Pearce; p. pastor Suffolk Christian Ch., for 32 yrs.; pres. So. Christian 
Convention, 24 yrs.; pres. Elon Coll., 11 yrs.; vice-pres. Federal Coun. 
of the Churches of Christ in America ; o. pastor, Suffolk Christian 
Church. Address: Suffolk, Va. 

Stanback, Presley: b. July 9, 1849; e. Sept., 1869, Little's Mills, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Ann W. Davis; p. town attorney; justice of the 
peace; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Byhalia, Miss. 

Stanback, Charles: b. Oct., 1856; e. Sept., 1874, Little's Mills, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Delia F. Ingram; p. mem. state senate in 1889; 
o. farmer. Address: Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Standland, Samuel Holdon : b. Feb. 9, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1887, South- 
port, N. Or; t. V/i yrs.; m. Lola Wilkins; o. marine engineer, electri- 
cal engineer, and machinist. Address: Southport, N. C. 

Steele, Edwin Douglas : b. June 16, 1859 ; e. Sept., 1875, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; t. one term; m. Mary Jones; o. attorney-at-law. Address: 
High Point, N. C. 

STEELE, Robert Leak: b. Mar. 20, 1853; e. Sept., 1870, Rocking- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 2*/2 yrs.; m. Menta E. Little; p. cotton manufacturer; 
o. pres. Steele's Mills. Address: Rockingham, N. C. 

Steele, Wm. Hunter: b. 1849; e. Jan., 1868, Rockingham, N. C. ; 
t. 2 yrs.; graduated at Bellevue Hospital, 1874; p. practicing physician 
for thirty-nine years. Retired. Address: Rockingham, N. C. 

Stevens, William Franklin : b. Dec. 14, 1866 ; e. Sept., 1885, 
Stevens, N. C. ; m. Martha Loula Morris ; o. auditor, Mecklenburg 
Co. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Surratt, Alfred Roby : b. June 22, 1864; e. Jan., 1886, Jackson 
Hill, N. C. ; t. l l / 2 yrs.; m. Dora Cannon; p. joined N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S. in 1889; o. pastor, Madison Circuit. Address: Madison, 
N. C. 

Swann, W. T.: e. Sept., 1866, Caswell Co.; A. B., 70; A.M.; 



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m. unmarried; p. banker; o. real estate and insurance. Address: 
Danville, Va. 

Taylor, Archibald Zachary: b. May 31, 1849; e. Jan., 1867, 
Mocksville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Charity Woodruff; o. dentist. Address: 
Mocksville, N. C. 

Taylor, Thomas : b. May 10, 1848 ; e. Feb., 1873, Townesville, N. 
C. ; A. B., 75; A.M., '78; p. mem. board co. commissioners, 6 yrs. ; 
mem. co. board of education, 7 yrs. ; mem. N. C. legislature, 1905, 
1907, 1911; o. surveyor, civil engineer. Address: Townesville, N. C. 

Taylor, Thomas Wesley : b. May 8, 1858 ; e. Sept., 1876, Townes- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., 79; m. Lula Watkins Goode ; o. farmer. Address: 
Invermay, Va. 

Thomas, Wm. Anderson: b. Nov. 9, 1856; e. Sept., 1871, Davis- 
boro, Ga.; A. B., 76; A.M., '88 (Mercer Coll., Ga.), M. D., 78 (Jeffer- 
son Med. Coll. Phila.) ; Univ. Va., 1876-77; m. Zona V. Taylor; p. 
mem. board of education, Washington Co., Ga. ; chmn. board of trustees 
Barton school; o. physician. Address: Barton, Ga. 

Thompson, John Edwin: b. Nov. 18, 1853; e. Sept., 1874, Saxapa- 
haw, N. C. ; A. B., 78 ; A. M. ; m. Rosa Pegues ; p. mem. N. C. and 
W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1879; o. pastor, Ashboro. Address: 
Ashboro, N. C. 

Thompson, Joseph Bibb: b. June 3, 1869; e. Sept., 1875, Golds- 
boro, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. joined N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1890; 
o. pastor, Caledonia Circuit Address: Laurinburg, N C. 

Thompson, Peter Alan : b. Dec. 5, 1867 ; e. Sept., 1880, Winston, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mary Kerr Hall; o. druggist. Address: Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Thompson, Walter M. : b. Mar. 15, 1862; e. Sept., 1881, Richlands, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Menville C. Cox; o. county supt. of schools. Ad- 
dress: Richlands, N. C. 

Tillett, Wilbur Fisk: b. Aug. 25, 1854; e. Dec, 1871, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; A. B. (Randolph-Macon), 77; A.M. (Princeton 
Univ.), 79; D. D. (Randolph-Macon and Wesleyan) ; LED. (South- 
western); S. T. D. (Northwestern); m. (1) Kate O. Schoolfield, (2) 
Laura F. McLoud ; p. pastor, Danville, Va., 1881-2; became connected 
with Vanderbilt Univ. 1882 ; dean of Theol. faculty and vice-chancellor 
since 1886. Author : Our Hymns and Their Authors; Discussions 
in Theology; Personal Salvation Studies in Christian Doctrine Per- 
taining to the Spiritual Life; The Doctrines of Methodism; A State- 
ment of the Faith of Worldwide Methodism; (with C. E. Nutter) 
Hymns and Hymn Writers of the Church; o. Dean of Biblical Dept., 
Vanderbilt Univ., and Prof, of Syst. Theology. Address: Vanderbilt 
Univ., Nashville, Tenn. 

Tomlinson, John M. : b. July 4, 1836; e. Sept., 1855, Bush Hill, 



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N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Martha S. Hunt; o. physician. Address: Archdale, 
N. C. 

Tomlinson, Samuel Finley: b. Oct. 3, 1840 e. Sept., 1860, Arch- 
dale, N. C; t. 2V 2 yrs.; A. B. (Haver ford Coll.), '65; A.M., 73; m. 
Angelia Lawrence; p. prin. Sylvan Academy for several yrs.; mem. 
N. C. legislature two terms ; supt. N. C. Inst, for the Deaf, Dumb, 
and Blind; o. manufacturer of furniture. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Townsend, Claudius B. : b. Feb. 16, 1851; e. Jan., 1869, Clay Val- 
ley, N. C. ; A. B., 72; m. Susan A. Townsend; p. attorney-at-law; 
clerk superior court, Robeson Co., 1879-93 ; cashier Bank of Lumber- 
ton ; o. vice-pres. Nat'l Bank of Lumberton. Address: Lumberton, 
N. C. 

Townsend, Frank L. : b. July 4, 1853 ; e. Sept., 1876, Lumberton, 
N. C. ; t. \ l /2 yrs.; m. (1) Crissie Lassiter, (2) Metta Folger; p. mem. 
N. C. and W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1879; pastor and pre- 
siding elder; o. pastor, Greensboro Circuit. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Tripp, Edward: b. Mar. 4, 1844; e. Mar., 1859, Durham's Creek, 
N. C. ; t. 2 l / 2 yrs.; m. Laura Butt; p. private and 1st lieut., C. S. A.; 
wounded at Seven Pines, Spottsylvania C. H., and Sharpsburg; 
county surveyor Beaufort Co. for 16 yrs.; civil engineer in S. C. for 
2 yrs.; o. farmer. Address: Blount's Creek, N. C, R. F. D., 2 . 

Tripp, Henry Ellison: b. July 20, 1850; e. Sept., 1873, Durham's 
Creek, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. (1) Pattie A. Adams, (2) Emma Sander- 
son; p. postmaster; civil engineer; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. 
since 1892; o. pastor, Bethel Circuit. Address: Bethel, N. C. 

Trogdon, Samuel Leonard : b. Sept. 17, 1853 ; e. Jan., 1875, High 
Point, N. C. ; t. \ l / 2 yrs.; m. Mary Stanfield Richardson; p. deputy 
post master; chief U. S. deputy marshal; cashier of bank; clerk of 
U. S. Court; o. orchardist, real estate dealer. Address: Greensboro, 
N. C. 

Turner, Robert Franklin : b. Feb. 14, 1867 ; e. Sept., 1886, Monroe, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Beatrice Beckham Jones; o. attorney-at-law. Ad- 
dress : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Turner, Wilfred Dent: b. Jan. 30, 1855; e. Sept., 1872, Turners- 
burg, N. C; A.B., 76; A.M., 79; m. (1) Miss Lanier, (2) Julia H. 
MacCall; p. director State N. and I. Coll.; trustee N. C. A. and M. 
Coll.; trustee Trinity Coll.; state senator, 1887, 1889, 1891; Lieut.- 
Gov. of N. C, 1901-'05, presiding over the court of impeachment of 
1901; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Statesville, N. C. 

Tuttle, Daniel Herndon : b. June 29, 1857 ; e. Sept., 1876, Lenoir, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Ella Amelia Westcott ; p. attorney-at-law, 3 yrs. ; 
Hickory, N. C. ; pres. State Temperance Asso. ; mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1883; o. pastor, Burlington. Address: Burlington, 
N. C. 



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Tver, Anderw P.: b. Mar. 31, 1853; e. Sept., 1874, Franklin, Tenn.; 
t. 2 yrs. ; A.M. (honorary); m. Mary S. Coltrane; p. joined N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1877; pastor and presiding elder; financial 
agent of Trinity Coll.; trustee of Trinity Coll. (has been present at 
every meeting of the Board since 1873) ; o. pastor, Oxford Station. 
Address: Oxford, N. C. 

Wade, Oliver Monroe : b. Oct. 20, 1867 ; e. Jan., 1887, Troy, N. C. ; 
A. B., '89 ; m. Dorah Cox ; p. merchant and manufacturer of lumber 
since 1891; o. lumberman. Address: Quitman, Ga. 

Waitt, George Nathaniel: b. Nov. 7, 1844; e. Jan., 1860, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary A. Jones ; p. conductor So. Ry. for 40 yrs. ; 
o. station-master. Address: Salisbury, N. C. 

Wakefield, Edmund F. : b. June 22, 1857 ; e. Sept., 1879, Lenoir, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Sallie C. Kent ; p. mem. state senate, 1896-97 ; dep. 
col. int. revenue, 1898-1905; mayor of Lenoir; o. farmer. Address: 
Lenoir, N. C. . 

Watson, George Israel : b. Feb. 22, 1851 ; e. Aug., 1869, Lake 
Landing, N. C; A. B., 73; A.M.; m. (1) Sarah E. Carter, (2) 
Susan C. Murray; p. clerk Superior Court, 1874-74; chmn. board of co. 
com'rs, 4 yrs.; judge recorder's court, 1914; o. merchant; farmer. 
Address: Lake Landing, N. C. 

Watts, James Wiggin : b. Feb. 19, 1861 ; e. Sept., 1875, Williamston, 
N. C. ; t. two terms; m. Ophelia Hardison; p. farmer. Retired. Ad- 
dress : Williamston, N. C. 

Weatherly, Addison Cicero: b. Aug. 1, 1858; e. Sept., 1881, 
Greensboro, N. C. ; A. B., '83; m. Laura R. Suitt; o. farmer and 
teacher. Address: Gorman, N. C, R. F. D., -1 

Webb, Junius Davis: b. June 2, 1861; e. Sept., 1879, Oakes, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Miss Harward; o. merchant. Address: Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Welborn, Robert Clark: b. May 22, 1866; e. Sept., 1886; t. 1 yr. ; 
m. (1) Mary Voncanon, (2) Clyde E. Bulla; p. justice of the peace; 
township trustee ; o. farmer and stockman. Address : Pomona, Kansas. 

Whitaker, Romulus Alonzo: b. Jan. 8, 1857; e. Jan., 1878, 
Trenton, N. C. ; A. B., '82; M. D. ; m. (1) Martha Antoinette Bid- 
good, (2) May C. Murray ; p. supt. of health of Jones and Lenoir 
counties; o. physician. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

White, ChareES Winborn : b. Dec. 15, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1873, Glenola, 
N. C. ; A. B., 77; A.M.; m. Bettie Dean; p. city supt. schools, 10 yrs.; 
county supt., 4 yrs.; clerk circuit court, 4 yrs.; o. ranchman. Ad- 
dress : Rana, N. Mex. 

White, Isaac Aloza: b. Jan. 28, 1851; e. Sept., 1866, Trinity, N. 
C. ; t. 4 yrs.; m. (1) Mary E. Elder, (2) Johnie L. Herritage; p. mem. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. 1882-'95; withdrew 1895 on account of 
failing sight; o. wood and coal dealer. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 



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White, James J.: b. Dec. 27, 1842; e. April, 1866, New Market, 
N. C. ; A. B., '69; m. Eliza J. Brown; p. post master; prin. schools, 
Trinity, N. C. ; o. farmer. Address: Trinity, N. C. (Died March 
30, 1915.) 

White, Sidney B. : b. Mar. 24, 1854 ; e. Sept., 1870, Trinity, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs. ; m. Maggie Mead; o. merchant. Address: West Point, Miss. 

Wioiams, John Rufus : b. Dec. 21, 1828; e. Sept., 1851, Mocks- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 2 sessions; m. (1) Elizabeth Foster, (2) Susanna 
Charles; p. magistrate for 60 years. Retired. Address: Fork, N. C. 

Williams, Thomas Barker: b. Aug. 9, 1855; e. Aug., 1871, War- 
renton, N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs.; m. Lucy German; o. physician. Address: 
Ridgeway, N. C. 

Willson, James : b. Feb. 16, 1845 ; e. Jan., 1866, Mocksville, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs.; m. Virginia A. Turner; p. mem. N. C. and W. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1872; edit, and pub. Statesville Christian Advocate, 
1886-93; edit, and pub. Statesville Christian Herald, 1899-1904; o. 
superannuated minister. Address: 304 Holly Road, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

Willson, Wieeiam Woodson : b. May 27, 1854 ; e. Sept., 1869, New 
Bern, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs. ; m. Alice W. Partin ; p. reading clerk of N. C. 
House of Rep., 1899 and 1901 ; city clerk of Raleigh ; reading clerk of 
Nat. Dem. Convention, 1912; o. State Deputy Grand Chancellor of 
Knights of Pythias. Address: 314 W. Jones St., Raleigh, N. C. 

Wilson, Nathaniel Sueeivan : b. Mar. 23, 1854 ; e. Dec, 1872, 
Winston, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Bettie Spicer ; p. clerk Superior Court, 
8 yrs. ; office deputy U. S. Marshal, 1 yr. ; o. tobacco warehouseman. 
Address: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Wilson, Oscar E. : b. April 26, 1868 ; e. Sept., 1886, Bush Hill, N. 
C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Ella Lee ; p. clerk and book-keeper ; o. traveling sales 
man. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Winchester, Edwin Cheatham : b. June 18, 1867 ; e. Jan., 1886, 
Monroe, N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs.; m. Annie Thompson Burns; p. govt, reve- 
nue service ; agent and cotton buyer ; wholesale grocer ; o. postmaster. 
Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Winningham, Theodore : b. July 16, 1850 ; e. Sept., 1869, Hernan- 
do, Miss.; A. B., 73; A.M.; LL. B. (Univ. Mich.), 76; m. Emma 
Burnes; p. attorney-at-law ; real estate and loans. Retired. Address: 
315 American Bank Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 

Wolfe, Ernest K.: b. July 1, 1867; e. Aug., 1886, Monroe, N. C; 
A. B., '90; m. Katherine A. Tunstall; p. prof. Scarritt Coll., 3 yrs.; 
mem. Southwest Mo. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1893 ; pastor and 
presiding elder; o. pastor, Higginsville. Address: Higginsville, Mo. 

Wood, Charles Albert: b. Oct. 17, 1863; e. Sept., 1880; Sept., 
1884, Randleman, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Pattie Mann ; p. book-keeper in 



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Winston for several years ; U. S. Census Bureau, 1 yr. ; sec. Y. M. 
C. A., 1 yr.; mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1896; o. presid- 
ing elder, Asheville District. Address: Weaverville, N. C. 

Wood, George Thomas: b. 1874; e. Sept., 1885, Trinity, N. C. ; t. 
4 yrs. ; m. Bessie Sherrill; p. salesman for 19 yrs. ; o. merchant. Ad- 
dress : High Point, N. C. 

Wood, William Franklin: b. Oct. 5, 1868; e. Sept., 1886, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B., '90; m. Edna L. McCurry; p. teacher in Winston graded 
schs. ; supt. of schs., McDowell Co., 8 yrs. ; mayor of Marion, N. C. ; 
mem. state senate, 1907; editor of newspaper, 6 yrs.; attorney-at-law, 
10 yrs.; o. asst. cashier, Merchants and Farmers Bank. Address: 
Marion, N. C. 

Woods, Charles Carroll ; b. July 4, 1838 ; e. Jan., 1855, Rocky 
Mount, Va. ; t. one term; D.D. (honorary), 78; Central Coll., Mo., 
1859-60; m. Mary M. Nicolds; p. pres. Scarritt Collegiate Institute, 8 
yrs.; sec. S. W. Mo. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1876; asst. and editor St. 
Louis Christian Advocate since 1898; mem. Gen. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. 
1882, '86, '94, '98; o. editor and minister. Address: St. Louis, Mo. 

Wright, Esek Arnold: b. Jan. 18, 1842; e. Jan., 1860, Goldsboro, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mary Elizabeth Moses; p. clerk of Superior Court 
of Wayne County, N. C. ; supt. of public instruction in AJabama; 
chaplain of convicts; special correspondent of New York World; 
editor and correspondent for various other papers ; o. minister. Ad- 
dress: 2108 N. 12th St., Birmingham, Ala. 

Wyche, Frank Pierce: b. Nov. 1, 1860; e. Sept., 1880, LaGrange, 
N. C. ; A. B., '83; m. Bertha Hargrave; p. prin. Mason's Acad., Gibson 
high school, Laurinburg high school ; o. prin. Charlotte high school. 
Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Wilborn, James Clay: b. July 14, 1856; e. Sept., 1870, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B., '76; m. Mattie Brown; p. mem. S. C. legislature, 4 yrs.; 
mem. S. C. R. R. Commission, 8 yrs.; mayor of Yorkville; magistrate, 
Ebenezer Township, 4 yrs.; o. attorney-at-law, real estate. Address: 
Yorkville, S. C. 

Wyche, Thomas Evans: b. Nov. 30, 1858; e. Jan., 1878, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Mary E. Smith; p. book-keeper; railroad agency; 
local preacher; o. minister, supplying regular work. Address: Albe- 
marle, N. C. 

Yarborough, Nathaniel Graham : b. June 26, 1862 ; e. Sept., 1879, 
Osgood, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Sarah L. Judd ; p. merchant; public ad- 
ministrator, Chatham Co.; steward State Institution for Deaf, Dumb, 
and Blind; o. book-keeper, gardner. Address: Cary, N. C. 

Yopp, Wm, Harriss: b. May 1, 1850; e. Sept., 1871, Wilmington, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Virginia Kelly; o. wholesale fish dealer. Address: 
Wilmington, N. C. 



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The First State Normal School Becomes Trinity College 89 

Eugene C. Brooks, '94 

The Washington Duke Building 104 

Gilbert T. Rowe, '95 

Editorial Notes Ill 

On the Campus 113 

E. W. Knight, '09 

Alumnae Department 120 

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THE FIRST STATE NORMAL SCHOOL BECOMES 
TRINITY COLLEGE 

EUGENE C. BROOKS, '94 

When the General Assembly of 1852-53 was approaching, 
Dr. Craven made preparation to amend the character of Nor- 
mal College. President D. L. Swain of the University of 
North Carolina was perhaps the most influential man of the 
day. He had been governor of the state, and he added the 
prestige of an honored ex-governor to the dignity and power 
of the presidency of the state university. In order, therefore, 
to work in conjunction with the state forces, Braxton Craven 
wrote to President Swain the following letter: 

Normal College, Sept. 25, 1852. 
Gov. Swain, 

Dear Sir: 

As you stand at the head of Literature, as well as State affairs in 
N. Carolina, I hope you will take some interest in a matter I shall 
propose and advise me as you think best. 

It is obvious that we need one or more institutions for the education 
of teachers. Such institutions should be separate from the University, 
and yet of a high collegiate order. Normal College has commenced 
its career on that plan, and is doing as well as any college in the 
South has ever done for the length of time it has been in operation ; 
but it would do a great deal better as a real state institution. 

Can N. College be made a state institution, standing in the same 
relation to teaching and general education, that C. Hill occupies in 
relation to polite literature and statesmanship? Or can N. Carolina 
be induced to establish a Normal College for the thorough education 
and training of teachers? 



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The patronage of N. College is now sufficient to pay three profes- 
sors, and all the state would have to do, would be to expend some 
$12,000 or $15,000 for additional buildings. This sum might be taken 
from the Literary Fund. If once started with proper buildings, etc., 
the college could easily sustain itself, while the property would all 
belong to the State, managed by Trustees. 

Massachusetts has three such institutions, New York has one on 
a magnificient scale, Pennsylvania has two or three, and Georgia has 
one nearly completed. 

I have thought of presenting a bill or having it done, to the above 
effect, and have collected materials and prepared a memorial to ac- 
company it. But if you approve the plan, I would prefer submitting 
the whole to your revision. 

If you would let the bill go into the Legislature under your aus- 
pices, it would certainly do better than under any other man's in the 
State. 

Thousands of dollars are expended every year in this State upon 
common schools, without much effect, simply for want of teachers. 
We must do something. I appeal to you in this matter, knowing that 
you are always in the van of every improvement. I propose N. 
College because it is already in successful operation, and will cost 
the State much less than to commence a new one — it is favorably 
located — very healthy — very cheap, etc. We sent forth ten teachers 
last commencement, and had applications for at least two hundred. 
We could have any number of young men preparing to teach, if we 
had room for them. 

Please let me hear from you at your earliest convenience. 

Yours very respectfully, 

B. Craven. 

I am unable to learn whether Governor Swain gave Presi- 
dent Craven any assistance. However, the new charter granted 
to Normal College, November 21, 1852, virtually contains all 
that he was asking for in his letter to Governor Swain. The 
old charter was repealed with the adoption of the new, but the 
privilege of granting certificates to teach in the common schools 
was retained. And in addition Normal College was given the 
power "to grant such degrees and marks of honor as are given 
by colleges and universities generally," and this is the begin- 
ning of the institution as a college. The distinguishing features 
of the new charter are found in sections 2, 5, and 6 as follows : 

"Section 2. — Be It Further Enacted, That the Governor of the 
State shall be ex-officio president of the board of trustees, and that 



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the common School Superintendent, should such an office exist, [it 
was created December 4, 1852], should be ex-officio secretary of the 
board, and that all vacancies in the board shall be filled by a majority 
of the trustees of said college. 

"Section 5. — Be It Further Enacted, That the secretary of the 
board of trustees shall, within ten days after the meeting of the 
Legislature, make a full report of the condition and operation of said 
Normal College and the general character of normal instruction; also 
the condition and progress of normal schools generally, together with 
all other information deemed important in the education of teachers, 
giving also the names and residence of all who have been authorized 
to teach. 

"Section 6. — Be It Further Enacted, That the president and direc- 
tors of the Literary Fund are hereby directed to loan to the trustees 
of Normal College, the sum of ten thousand dollars out of any moneys 
not otherwise appropriated, at six per cent, interest, to be paid semi- 
annually, upon said trustees giving bond and good security for the 
same." 

Dr. Craven was laboring zealously to raise the teacher's vo- 
cation to that of one of the learned professions and to give it 
that dignity that its importance deserved. "Teaching is a 
great profession," he said ; and in speaking of the power to 
confer degrees, he said, "It is intended as a special honor for 
the professional teacher, as well as the usual collegiate honors, 
for those who complete the regular course." 

The institution was built around Braxton Craven. His was 
a great personality. It is true that he had three and sometimes 
four assistants, but his dominating personality, his broad cul- 
ture, and his knowledge of men made the institution. He 
was another Mark Hopkins, and students were attracted to the 
institution because of him. With the loan of $10,000 from the 
Literary Fund he was able to provide suitable buildings, and 
"the first brick building, now known as the old part of the Col- 
lege, was erected with the money." The institution was attract- 
ing attention, and in the fall of 1853 he opened with 195 stu- 
dents. In that year he published for the first time his teacher 
training courses as follows : 

EIRST YEAR 

Orthoepy, Orthography, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, 



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English Grammar, Natural Philosophy, Book Keeping, and History of 
United States of America. 

Lectures. — Mode of Conducting and Teaching School, with practice 
every week in the Model School. 

SECOND YEAR 

English Literature, Arithmetic, Natural Philosophy, Algebra, As- 
tronomy, Geometry, Botany, History, Elocution, Physiology. 
Lectures as above, with Composition every week. 

THIRD YEAR 

Geometry, Mental Philosophy, Logic, Chemistry, Uranography, 
Rhetoric, Trigonometry, Surveying, Mensuration, Political Economy, 
Moral Science, and Geology. 

With regular Normal Lectures, and a general review of the whole 
Course. 

"The full course of study in the Department requires three years 
for its completion : those who stand an approved examination upon the 
first year's course will receive a State Certificate, which will exempt 
them from examination for one year thereafter; those who stand upon 
the two years' course will receive a Certificate for two years ; and those 
who pass upon the entire course will be graduated as teachers." 

The main purpose of this institution was, he says, "to se- 
cure a higher grade of teachers for common and high schools, 
and to furnish a better guarantee of their requirements and 
qualifications, than could be done by the ill-prepared and un- 
derpaid board of examiners in the different counties." 

When Braxton Craven completed his plan for teacher train- 
ing in North Carolina, he was just thirty-one years of age, and 
a study of the courses as outlined above will disclose the fact 
that he did have an insight into the needs of the day and that 
he was preparing to meet them. But it is well known that the 
world accepts new ideas slowly, and not then, until mankind 
has witnessed much intolerance and persecution. Dr. Craven 
was by no means a timid man. In fact his early struggles 
against circumstances had made him a hard and vigorous 
fighter; and his own insatiable thirst for a knowledge that 
would give him light filled him at the same time with a pro- 
found sympathy for those who were struggling for the light, 
and that sympathy extended to all the children of the state that 



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were without the means of an education. He had worked out 
for Normal College three groups of studies, the classical, the 
English, and the normal ; and the institution was now broad 
enough to give a liberal training to the professional classes, the 
business man, and the newly but slowly rising teaching class. 

The state, however, had refused to appropriate money for 
the maintenance of Normal College. Therefore it was de- 
pendent for its support upon students' fees. Nevertheless, 
President Craven published annually in his catalogue that "in- 
digent young men who can bring a good recommendation as to 
character and ability, will either receive tuition gratis, or be 
indulged until they can earn the money after completing their 
education." Moreover, in 1851, the year Normal College was 
chartered, he made a proposition to the Methodist Conference 
at Salisbury "to educate young men preparing for the ministry 
without charge," and the proposition was accepted. Here we 
have perhaps the unparalleled example of a young man, with 
very limited material resources, preparing teachers for the 
public schools free and educating ministers for the Methodist 
Church without price. Furthermore, we have already seen 
that he conducted night schools free. The question naturally 
arises, How did he make a living for himself and family? He 
owned a small piece of land and was considered the best farmer 
in the neighborhood ; he made the soil feed him. In this connec- 
tion let me add that the amount of tuition given away during 
the six years from 1853 to 1859 was $2700, and the amount of 
losses in unpaid tuition was $1340, or a total of $4040. 

Braxton Craven was doubtless considered a radical in his 
day by the conservative educational leaders. But the principles 
for which he fought so vigorously have been accepted in the 
main to-day. However, he had to pay the price that a sensitive 
soul pays when bitterly attacked. After making out his courses, 
which were a new departure in education in North Carolina, 
he laid down four "general principles by which the College 
should be regulated and controlled." 

1. The College, in the relation of both trustees and faculty, shall 
do its own work, and do it well, without opposition or disparagement 



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to other institutions : aggression and misrepresentations shall be per- 
mitted to defeat themselves by their own folly and wrong; and obsolete 
traditions shall be met by living facts, where reality may be its own 
logic. 

2. The College shall be theoretically and practically religious : re- 
ligious in creed and in heart; religious doctrinally and by conversions. 
(To that end the College must be denominational without being sec- 
tarian. Different creeds may meet for fraternity, social interests, and 
secular work; but when souls are to be won, each denomination must 
be its own temple.) A non-religious college is, and ought to be, a 
failure in human interests, if not in number of students. The student 
must be a Christian, or the man will, probably, be practically an infidel. 
The intellect must mature in the light and warmth of a pure heart. 
The whole tone of the College must be one of fervent piety, and revi- 
vals and conversions a part of the ordinary life. 

3. Students must be governed. They must have attention, over- 
sight, and control. They must not form tastes, habits, and character 
by their own inclinations. They must not mould the life of the 
College and stamp their crude opinions upon its destiny; but the 
College must develop and discipline them into the best manhood. 

4. Students cannot be governed by mere statute law. Rules and 
regulations cannot control them ; and if they could, the desired results 
would not be attained by such means. The government must be moral, 
the word of God must be the operative law, and conscience the court 
of appeal. Religious life and Christian observances and forms are the 
best habitat for all the virtues ; and under them refined obedience, self- 
restraint, love and truth, sobriety and diligence, grow best. More 
than any other place on earth a college needs the whole force of prac- 
tical, fervent piety." 

None but a courageous leader could have weathered the 
storm that broke around his institution when he boldly an- 
nounced his policies and declared his principles. He was 
attacked from many angles. In the first place there was a 
strong opposition to normal schools, since many of the state's 
able men at that time had no faith whatever in such an insti- 
tuition. He was ridiculed because of his teacher training 
courses. Obstructions were thrown in his way at every point. 
His normal department was referred to as "trash," and 
he was called "a humbug." The old line academic institu- 
tions treated his efforts with contempt, and colleges ridiculed 
his efforts ; and in May, 1854, he wrote to President David L. 
Swain, of the University, that "the University, as a whole, 



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treats us ungenteelly, and with but little of that courtesy due an 
honorable inferior." He reminded President Swain that "we 
are a state institution equal in every respect to Chapel Hill as 
to privilege," and closed his long and very frank letter in part 
with these words : "If Chapel Hill has wealth in its interest, 
we have the mass of the people in our favor. We can certainly 
succeed much better with your favor, but we can as certainly 
live in some way without it. Speak of us respectfully, treat 
our recommendations honorably, and try them as others do, 
and if we visit you, treat us as gentlemen, and you will have 
no more important ally than Normal." And at the close of 
the scholastic year of 1853-54 he published in his catalogue in 
bold type these words : "This Institution Confers the 
Same Degrees as the University, and the Governor Signs 
all our Diplomas, thus conferring upon our Graduates 
the Approval oe the State/' 

Calvin H. Wiley, who was a member of the Senate when 
Normal College was established, and who voted for the bill, 
but fought the section carrying the appropriation, was elected 
Superintendent of Common Schools Dec. 13, 1852. He was, 
therefore, ex-officio secretary of the board of trustees of 
Normal College and required by law to report to the General 
Assembly the progress and the character of the work in the 
institution. The first General Assembly to meet after Wiley's 
election was in 1854, and his report on Normal Colleges makes 
interesting reading: 

"The Normal College in Randolph county has been placed partly 
under the direction of the State, and as Superintendent of Common 
Schools, I am ex-officio secretary of the board of trustees. 

"The institution, which may be called a People's College, educates 
many poor young men on their promise to pay the tuition when they go 
in business ; as the readiest way to raise the means, these young men 
generally devote themselves, for a while at least, to the teaching of the 
common schools. For this reason, and others, the faculty are allowed, 
by charter, to give licenses to teach, and the state has loaned to the 
College ten thousand dollars. I attended the last annual commence- 
ment, the exercises of which were witnessed by an immense concourse 
of people from the middle ranks of society, thus indicating the field 
of labor in which the institution promises to be useful. The plan on 



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which it has been conducted, and the energy of those concerned, have 
secured for it a large patronage; and this example I wish to commend 
to the consideration of those starting academies and colleges in all 
parts of the state. I am often applied to for advice by those about 
to found institutions of this kind, and it is surprising and extremely 
gratifying to see how rapidly they are springing up in every section. 
I know of nothing like it in the history of any country, considering 
the former condition of things ; and it is really refreshing to see how 
the people of inland villages and of country districts, where the soil 
is thin, but the climate healthy, are beginning to realize the fact that 
it is not merely soil or minerals or water-power that enrich a county. 
. . . . I suggest that every new academy make itself a normal 
school; and that it agree to educate every term a number (and a large 
number) of poor boys or girls on their promise to teach common 
schools till they are able to pay the cost. Eight out of ten of this 
sort will certainly repay — this course will enhance the popularity of 
the school, and the pupils of this sort, as they go forth to teach, will 
be zealous champions of the institution where they were educated. 
Besides all this colleges and academies will be greatly aiding the gen- 
eral cause, and thus stimulating among the people that spirit on which 
they thrive." 

A DEFECT IN THE ORGANIZATION 

Normal College was in reality what Calvin H. Wiley styled 
it, "The People's College," and Dr. Craven was right in say- 
ing that "we have the mass of people in our favor." However, 
it is necessary to note one defect in its organization. It offered 
three courses, the first a classical course of collegiate rank, and 
for the completion of this course it conferred the usual aca- 
demic degrees. The second was the English course, and an 
English diploma or certificate was awarded to those completing 
this course ; and the third was the normal course three years in 
length, somewhat similar to the English course with the normal 
features added. However, three different certificates were 
granted in the normal department, a certificate to those com- 
pleting the first year, a different certificate to those completing 
the second year, and still another kind of certificate to those 
completing the entire course. In speaking of this organization 
some years later Dr. Craven said, "The good sought was to 
some extent realized, but the influence upon the institution was 
exceedingly injurious, and continued long after to affect its fu- 



First State Normal School 97 

ture adversely. Young men with a mere elementary educa- 
tion, with little mental development or discipline, and often 
without those social influences that are the best foundation for 
elegant culture, went forth bearing a Normal certificate au- 
thorized to teach any common school in the state. Coming 
from an institution bearing the name of a college, they were 
unjustly but generally compared with the regularly educated 
students of other colleges, frequently with damaging and some- 
times with destructive effect. These crude young teachers, 
having generally no higher ambition than to teach a few terms 
of a county primary school, and sometimes not even qualified 
for that, could not pretend adequately to represent either the 
scholarship or culture of the institution. An equitable criticism 
could not have pretended that they were exponents of Normal. 
Yet such affirmations were unsparingly made and emphasized, 
both by those who knew better and those who did not." 

In 1856, therefore, he began to reorganize the courses ; and 
the program of studies as outlined for 1857 contains only one 
group of subjects, the group that leads to the regular academic 
degrees. He says that the English course is the same as the 
above with Greek and Latin omitted, and that the College 
offers "partial courses" for those who wish to spend one or 
more sessions at the institution, and that is the only reference 
to the Normal Department. 

It is easy to see that unjust comparisons and severe ridicule 
that was heaped upon him touched his sensitive nature. How- 
ever, other forces were at work that were affecting his plans 
for the future. One of these was the efforts of leaders in the 
Methodist Church to make Normal College the institution of 
the church. This will be discussed later. The second was the 
general trend of public opinion as to the kind of normal school 
that the state should support and what should constitute teach- 
er training. 

ATTITUDE OF THE TEACHERS'" ASSEMBLY TO NORMAL SCHOOLS 

Calvin H. Wiley was coming to the front as the head of the 
common school system of the state. In his report to the 



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governor in 185$ he said : "There is an absolute necessity for 
some economical, practical, and systematic effort to produce 
an efficient corps of teachers. . . . Normal schools would 
not supply the demand, would cost immense sums, and would 
educate a class who would not be likely to seek employment in 
common schools." He then recommended as a substitute for 
normal schools the institute plan. The nucleus of such a plan 
was already in existence. County examiners were authorized 
to examine teachers and to pass upon their qualification, and it 
was his plan to make the examiner of each county a director 
in teacher training. He took a poll of the chairmen of the 
county examiners and reported that out of sixty-two who had 
testified, "One thinks the system not useful, two or three want 
to see it tried further, and fifty-eight are unqualified in their 
approbation." 

It was necessary to bring the teachers together for instruc- 
tion. Therefore, in 1856 Wiley issued his call for the organiza- 
tion of a teachers' convention. Dr. Craven wrote him, "I 
heartily approve your school convention and will to the utmost 
of my ability promote the object." Later when Superintend- 
ent Wiley invited him to discuss the all important question of 
teacher training, he wrote, "Yours of August 5, inviting me 
to deliver an essay in Salisbury on the 21st of October on 'The 
Best Method of Communicating Instruction,' is at hand. My 
great interest in the subject will not allow me to refuse the 
invitation." 

The first teachers' convention, after the organization of the 
common school system, assembled in Salisbury, October 21, 
1856, and the subject that brought forth the greatest discussion 
was the one that Dr. Craven was asked to discuss. And from 
that meeting another petition went up to the General Assembly 
to establish normal schools for teachers. It provided for an 
institution to be located in each congressional district and sup- 
ported out of the state funds. However, Wiley was in favor 
of the institute plan, and he asked the General Assembly to 
consider his plan, which "would be similar to the teachers' in- 
stitutes which are springing up in every state where they have 



First State Normal School 99 

common schools." His plan called for a division of the state 
into ten districts, and for as many institutes, or "district so- 
cieties," and for semi-annual meetings. He calculated that the 
cost would amount to $6000 annually, and that six hundred 
teachers would be instructed. Those attending this district 
institute were to be selected by the county examiners from 
their own list of teachers whom they had been training. Wiley 
preached the institute plan although the teachers in convention 
argued for the district normals. In the meantime the state did 
nothing. But when the next teachers' convention met, Wiley 
was indirectly censured for not pressing in the General As- 
sembly the normal school plan. 

In the teachers' convention of 1858 Craven was chairman 
of the committee on normal schools. Whatever his views were, 
they were voted down, reconsidered, and laid over until the 
next convention. But when a new committee on normal schools 
was appointed, Craven was retained as chairman. In the con- 
vention of teachers in 1857 it was decided to establish a teach- 
ers' journal; and in January, 1858, The North Carolina Jour- 
nal of Education made its first appearance with Calvin H. 
Wiley and B. Craven as two of the directors and J. D. Camp- 
bell, Greensboro, resident editor. 

Wiley reported to the General Assembly in 1858 that 
"Normal schools are an important, but often a very expensive 
agency, and unless they could be conducted on a more simple 
and economic plan and on a much larger scale than has been 
common in other states, I could not at present recommend 
them." At the same time he reluctantly gave a qualified en- 
dorsement of the plan that was proposed in 1856 to establish 
a normal school in each congressional district, and he presented 
another bill submitted by the teachers' convention to establish 
female normal schools in the several congressional districts 
also. However, he was still of the opinion that the public funds 
could be used to better advantage in building up the county 
examiners, who were really county superintendents. He 
thought that they ought to be paid salaries large enough to re- 
quire a much greater proportion of their time and that around 



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them county associations or institutes could be created that 
would affect the whole state. In fact, he cited instances of the 
progress of teachers due to the activity of these examiners, and 
finally he had the great pleasure of visiting the first teachers' 
institute ever held in North Carolina, and that was conducted 
in June, 1860, in Graham : "Prof. W. H. Doherty, of the male 
and female industrial institute of that place," was the con- 
ductor. In the meantime normal training classes were organ- 
ized in at least two academies in North Carolina, county 
teachers' associations were reported in seven counties, and for 
the time it appeared that institutes and county associations 
would sweep the state. But the Civil War broke out the 
next year, and we are approaching the end of an era. 

Thus it will be seen that Calvin H. Wiley, for six years and 
even longer, had been guiding public opinion away from the 
normal school idea toward the county institute idea ; and as a 
temporary measure, considering the fact that public funds 
were very limited, he was perhaps justified. The public 
school term was only four months, and the average salary of 
the teachers was about $90 a year. However, Craven's idea 
was broader and deeper and more far-reaching in its perma- 
nent results. Today, however, both the institute and the 
normal school form necessary parts of our teacher training 
scheme. Wiley was an organizer; Craven was a teacher. 
Wiley was completing the school machinery ; Craven was con- 
cerned only with the conduct of the human soul. 

In the published articles on normal training that appeared 
in the decade from 1850 to 1860, the notion prevailed that 
there exists a definite "system of rules for communicating 
ideas and forming habits." Therefore, the discussion in the 
teachers' assemblies indicated the opinion that one teacher 
possessing these rules would be enough to conduct a whole 
normal school. Furthermore, it was argued that a teacher 
"ought to obtain such a knowledge of the philosophy of the 
mind as shall enable him to understand the reason of these 
rules and apply them with judgment and discretion." I might 
add here that this superficial notion was entertained by a large 



First State Normal School 101 

number of people throughout the country. In this connection 
I shall give some of the opinions of Dr. Craven on this very- 
important subject : 

"Teaching is far from being similar to the mechanic's art which 
simply requires conformity to rules, lines, and proportion, without any 
reference to the character or disposition of the operator." 

"He is the best teacher in any given case who arouses the student 
to energetic action, directs his efforts in the right way to consistent, 
worthy, and noble ends ; causes him to form manly, tasteful, and 
proper habits, and creates within him a thirst for knowledge and per- 
sonal excellence that will bear him firmly through all the allurements 
of dissipation, the dazzling splendor of prosperity, or the deep, dark 
gloom of adversity." 

"If a teacher cannot clothe with fascination the symbolic columns of 
the spelling book, the maxims and stories of the reader, the principles 
and problems of arithmetic, the definitions and exercises of grammar, 
and all other subjects he proposes to teach, he has embarked in the 
wrong profession, and should at once and forever abandon that for 
which he is not qualified." 

"In turning our attention to the actual routine of imparting knowl- 
edge, it may be proper to remark that scarcely any subject can be 
thoroughly and completely learned alone or at any one period in 
life." 

"Books are the natural world in miniature and supply the place of 
universal travel, and the teacher must so explain the picture as to 
invest it with real life." 

"Much of the restlessness, roaming, and evil of young people is 
due to the fact that they have no resources of amusement in them- 
selves, and no material upon which they can employ their hearts." 

"The only source of direct and real profit to the student is his own 
personal exertion." 

"Whatsoever a man has ability, habit, and inclination to perform 
in a superior manner, he delights to do, and finds a kind of mental 
compulsion laid upon him to discharge that work. Thus the proper 
teacher feels a necessity to impart knowledge." 

"Want of interest in primary learning, ignorance of its utility and 
vast import, and consequent difficulty in language, the great instru- 
ment of thought, are at this hour, perhaps the greatest impediment to 
profound scholarship and literary distinction." 

"Every capacity of man, whether intellect, sensibility, or will, 
whether thought, emotion, desire of volition, must have expression ; 
without that they neither live nor grow nor work." 

"To teach is to advance from the known to the unknown." 



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We have no evidence whatever to show that Craven ever 
seriously disagreed with Wiley. In fact, it was Craven's propo- 
sition in 1850 that the state should establish "one or more 
normal schools." However, as public sentiment drifted away 
from the normal schools and toward the institute, the Metho- 
dist Church was taking a deeper interest in Normal College. 
In 1851 the Conference endorsed the work of the institution 
and permitted Normal School to educate its ministers free. 
In 1854 it gave the institution the strongest endorsement, and 
the movement was begun to make Normal College the Metho- 
dist institution of North Carolina. About this time Dr. 
Charles F. Deems, who had been adjunct professor of rhetoric 
and logic at the University of North Carolina in the forties and 
who for a short time afterwards was professor of chemistry 
at Randolph-Macon, had returned to the state and joined the 
North Carolina Conference. He left Randolph-Macon on ac- 
count of a serious controversy with President Smith of that in- 
stitution. The "bitter feud" between Dr. Deems and President 
Smith, of Randolph-Macon, culminated "in the alienation of 
many friends from each other and North Carolina Conference 
from Randolph-Macon College." Through the influence of 
Dr. Deems an effort was made to withdraw the North Carolina 
Methodists from the patronage of Randolph-Macon. There- 
fore, in 1856 President Craven in behalf of his board of trus- 
tees offered to transfer Normal College to the Methodists of 
North Carolina, on condition that the conference raise $20,000. 
In the same report Olin Institute was offered to the conference 
also. The report was against accepting both institutions, but a 
substitute report was adopted accepting "the proposition from 
the Normal College," and Dr. Charles F. Deems was elected a 
member of the board of trustees. In the conference of 1857 
at Goldsboro, Rev. B. Craven, who had been a local preacher 
since 1839 was admitted into the conference and was ap- 
pointed president of Normal College. At that conference the 
reports from Randolph-Macon College were not considered, 
and when a minority report was submitted the conference re- 
fused to consider it also. Thus by a large majority "the vote 



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showed that the conference did not wish longer to co-operate 
with the Virginia Conference" in supporting Randolph-Macon, 
since it now had an institution of its own. In 1858 Dr. Craven 
and Dr. Deems with others were appointed by the conference 
"to make application to the next legislature to change the name 

of the college from 'Normal' to ; to make the normal 

feature correspond with other colleges and such changes as 
will make the charter conform to the conference relations." 
The committee was empowered to select a name, and Dr. 
Deems suggested "Trinity," which was adopted by the com- 
mittee. The title to the property was examined, and in Decem- 
ber, 1858, the records show that the conference undertook to 
raise $50,000 for the college. In February, 1859, the General 
Assembly changed the name to Trinity College, and all state 
relations were cancelled and the power to grant certificates to 
teach in the public schools was withdrawn. Thus the first 
state normal college became Trinity College. 

(This article is the second of a series by Professor Brooks 
dealing with the history of Trinity College. Much of the ma- 
terial used was recently discovered in original documents not 
hitherto available.) 



THE WASHINGTON DUKE BUILDING 

GILBERT T. ROWE, '95 

The old Washington Duke Building stood for nineteen 
years and on January 4, 1911, came to a spectacular end 
by fire. It had, however, already served its generation and 
was about to be removed to make way for the larger building 
which now occupies a part of the site. This building began 
to affect the life of the College even before it was occupied, 
for it was the falling of its uncompleted tower that delayed 
the removal of the College for one year. Whether this was a 
mere accident or a judgment sent upon the whole undertaking 
was never decided ; and as most of those who so bitterly oppos- 
ed the removal of the College had passed away when the fire 
occurred, no one has been heard to declare that this calamity 
was a confirmation of an opinion that Providence had dis- 
approved of the plan. 

As I remember my college days, I am spared the conflict- 
ing emotions of many other students, because my life as a 
Trinity man began with the history of the College in Durham. 
In 1892 late in the afternoon of the day before the new college 
was to open, a crowd of students landed upon the campus. Al- 
though my room-mate and I had acted upon the advice of the 
authorities and reserved a room early in the summer, we were 
unable to find out where that room was and were quartered for 
the night in the old Inn. As I lay upon the bed that night 
and looked first upon the bare walls and then out upon the cam- 
pus, dotted with scrubby oaks and littered with scantlings 
and piles of plaster, little did I think that this campus would 
finally begin to feel more like home than any other place, or 
that it would ever assume the beautiful aspect that it presents 
today. 

The next day we learned that we had been assigned number 
eleven in the Duke Building. All the dormitories in this build- 
ing were built upon one of two plans. Some of them were 
small, while others were more commodious and had a sleeping 




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The; Washington Duke; Building 105 

apartment cut off by a low partition. As number eleven was 
of the former kind, we soon found one of the larger rooms 
unoccupied and moved in. During my entire course I remained 
upon the second floor and on the north side of this building, al- 
though I changed rooms several times. All of the rooms were 
comfortable and substantially furnished; but although bowls 
and pitchers were provided, most of us preferred to repair 
early in the morning to the common bath-room, where we 
could splash at will. The heating arangement was the source 
of greatest annoyance. In extremely cold weather all the heat 
went to the south side of the building, leaving us on the north 
to shiver; and when the south wind blew, those on the south 
side roasted. Thus we were tossed alternately from comfort 
to misery until a new system was installed. 

The Duke Building was a long, rectangular structure built 
of red brick. On the top and toward the front was the tower, 
in which was the clock with its large, sweet-toned bell, which 
not only struck the hours, but served as a bell by which the 
janitor announced the engagements of the day. The day 
began with the rising bell, which I remember to have heard at 
least three or four times during my college career. While a 
few heard and heeded, it was rung too early to be of any value 
to most of us. 

The Duke Building was at that time the most important 
upon the campus, the only important public events taking place 
elsewhere being meals and chapel exercises at the Inn. It 
contained the president's office, the library, the society halls, 
a parlor, and practically all the recitation rooms, as well as dor- 
mitories for about half the student body. At first the social 
life of the students was grouped about two centers of about 
equal interest, but gradually the most social, athletic, and con- 
vivial elements gravitated toward the Inn, leaving in the Duke 
Building those who for the greater part were inclined to 
quietude and labor. However, there were many hard students 
in the Inn, as well as a considerable number in the Duke 
Building, who scanned the bulletin board with great anxiety 
after examinations. 



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It was during the early spring of the second year that this 
building began to teem with insect life. We retired, but not to 
sleep. Hollow eyes and drowsy heads led to mutual confes- 
sions, which disclosed the fact that the trouble was epidemic. 
Our first remedy was kerosene. About two hours every third 
day were spent in slaughtering the parasites and anointing the 
beds and walls with kerosene, during the intervals of which 
bodies too tired to be annoyed by a little loss of blood might 
snatch a little rest before the onslaughts again became unbear- 
able. But this remedy proving inconvenient and only palliative, 
we appealed to the versatile and scholarly president, who 
gave us a remedy, the efficacy of which was such as to make 
it worthy of being heralded throughout the world. One appli- 
cation was sufficient. Thereafter we lay upon beds and 
mattresses, besmeared indeed, but unoccupied except by the 
sleeper. 

Life in this building was made up of some study, some 
amusement, and a great deal of social conversation. Practically 
all of the students gave some attention to books and recitations, 
thought doubtless when they learned that the records had per- 
ished in the burning building, many found it difficult to lament 
over the loss. There were a few, who were excessively com- 
municative, going from one room to another during study 
hours, not entering the door of knowledge themselves or suffer- 
ing those who would to enter. There was a professor on each 
floor. Their policy, however, was non-interference, except in 
cases when the noise became unbearable. Occasionally a dis- 
turbance would break out in some part of the building, run 
for a little while, and then subside; but if it promised to be 
prolonged and were on the second floor, the professor's door 
would fly open; a voice, "cheese it, boys, cheese it," would 
ring out ; and the boys would scamper to their rooms like rats 
to their holes. Except on commencement night. On this last 
night of the college year, pandemonium reigned from midnight 
until dawn. Every conceivable noise was made, and every sort 
of missile thrown up and down the halls. When the restraint 



The Washington Duke; Buiuhng 107 

incident to the college work removed, many of the boys under- 
went a sudden reversion to the primitive type. 

On the whole the boys were morally sound, though some of 
them no doubt went beyond proper bounds. Durham at that 
time had several saloons, there were some disreputable sections 
in the city, and the tone of morals and culture was not so high 
as it is now either in colleges or elsewhere. Some of the boys 
drank occasionally, and now and then, especially on Saturday 
nights, a few of them played cards ; but I never knew of any 
game played for money, and I am now unable to recall the 
name of any occupant of that building who afterwards led 
a dissipated life. A few also, especially among the new stu- 
dents, were addicted to a mild form of profanity; but this 
form of useless and inane expression was practically eliminated 
from all classes before they became seniors. 

Those were the days of the simple life. The food at Inn, 
"Buzzard Club," and private boarding houses was plain and 
wholesome. The question of clothes did not cause much anx- 
iety. Each wore what he had or could get, no one was thought 
either the less of or more, because of the quality of his wearing 
apparel. The boys had left their girls behind them, "Co-eds" 
were exceedingly few, and the gentle damsels of Durham were 
seen so seldom that they were unable to tear the boys away 
from their absent loves. The valedictorian of my class lived 
on about a hundred and seventy-five dollars a year and was 
held in high regard by the entire student body. Fraternities 
and fraternity banquets did not appear until the third year, 
and florists' bills and carriages were in an entirely different 
and absent world. 

The boys of this building seldom committed any acts of 
depredation upon the surrounding country. I recall but two 
instances. A young sophomore, who now occupies a high 
position in one of our conferences, led out a squad one night, 
seeking what they might devour. After rambling till after 
midnight they returned with — a sack of pithy turnips. The 
other instance, however, was more grave, as well as satisfying. 
One evening after sundown, as I was sitting quietly meditating 



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in my room, a student came in with his coat bulging, and with 
an air of mystery, walked up to the table and began to extract 
from various places about his person — chickens. One, two, 
three, four nice frying-sized chickens, he deliberately laid upon 
the table. The problem of hot water, bread, salt, and pepper 
was easily solved, and soon after the lights went out four boys 
disappeared in the woods north of the college, and after a 
royal feast, returned to the campus just as the horizon began 
to indicate the rising of the sun. The provider of the sub- 
stantial element of the feast declared that he came into posses- 
sion of those chickens by a mere accident. Strolling along 
with his cane, he passed by a stable door just off the campus, 
and glancing in, he saw four chickens. He playfully tapped 
toward the head of one of them, and to his astonishment, the 
chicken fell. Should he waste one dead chicken, which was 
not enough for a meal, or acquire three more? He acquired 
three more. As he never brought in any spoils of any kind 
again, I am inclined to believe that his account is true. 

The cyclone came in those days. A large, black, boiling, 
threatening cloud, terminating downward in a twisting funnel, 
appeared in the west, and was rapidly moving toward the col- 
lege. A crowd of excited boys were standing in front of the 
building watching it, when the colored janitor, a little, short- 
legged negro, came out. Some one, pointing to the west said, 
"Look, John, what's coming," John looked, and without a 
word, struck out as fast as his legs could carry him. Our at- 
tention was divided between him and the cyclone, until he dis- 
appeared beyond the railroad, and the cyclone swerved by to 
the north, leaving the campus uninjured. The next day we 
followed a track of broken trees and demolished houses, but 
did not learn of any injury to life. 

Hazing at that time was rare and comparatively harmless. 
Only two instances come to my mind. Soon after the college 
opened, a crowd of boys happened to be together in our room, 
my room-mate being an old student and a sophomore, when 
one of them suggested that they have some fun with the new 
students. He secured our blacking-brush and box and called 



The) Washington Duke Building 109 

to the crowd to come on. As I was congratulating myself 
upon my easy escape, one of them suggested that as I was 
fresh they had better begin on me. My room-mate said I was 
not worth bothering with as I was a sophomore, and besides 
was on to the scheme that had been concocted in my presence, 
but the boy with the brush thought I ought at least to sing a 
little. This I readily did. Before I had finished the first 
verse, all of them began to seek relief by passing out into the 
hall. 

The plan was to step into a freshman's room, display the 
blacking utensils, and without any reference to their probable 
use, request him to sing. One after another complied with this 
simple request until we had heard music, good, bad, and in- 
different, from almost all the freshmen in the building. Finally 
we walked into the room of two mountain youths who were 
found sitting by the table, apparently busily engaged in study- 
ing. "We have heard," began the leader, "that you two 
gentlemen have very fine voices, and we have come to hear 
you sing." "I am very sorry, gentlemen," replied the taller 
of the two, as he arose from his chair, "that you have been 
misinformed, for neither of us has any special talent in that 
line." "Well," continued the spokesman of the crowd, "we 
are not so particular about the quality of the music, but we in- 
sist that you give us the best you have." With this he began 
casually to open the box of blacking, and as he did so, the 
boy by the table carelessly removed the top of a box lying near 
his book, displaying in plain view a pistol. "I came to this 
place," he said, "to study and not to sing. I don't care to be 
bothered, and I positively will not sing." The leader turned to 
the door. "Come on, boys," he called ; "we won't get any music 
here; you can tell by looking at these fellows that they can't 
sing." That was the last room visited; the party soon broke 
up, and that was the last of hazing, with one exception, during 
my college course. 

Early in the spring of the first year, a green, gawky boy, 
came in one Sunday afternoon fresh from a Durham county 
farm. To look at him was to think of growing pines and 



110 Trinity Alumni Register 

gullies. One afternoon some boys decided to have some amuse- 
ment out of him, and as I had befriended him on several oc- 
casions, I went to his room and told him about the project, 
advising him to comply with their request as to singing, assur- 
ing him that he would come to no harm. About ten o'clock 
that night the crowd went to his room, and in a polite way, 
asked him to sing. He was a boy of gigantic frame, and 
when he lifted up his voice, it was awful in volume and dis- 
cord. Soon he complied with a request to get upon the table, 
singing as he mounted. Two boys behind him seized the legs 
of the table and precipitated him into the middle of the floor. 
Meanwhile he continued to sing. The light was turned off, 
and a shower of pillows, shoes, and other articles fell upon and 
around him. Dodging them as best he could, he sang on. 
After the crowd all left, I went into his room, turned on the 
light, and found him sitting in the floor, still singing. I im- 
plored his to hush, assuring him that the hazing was all over. 
These are some of the reminiscences connected with a resi- 
dence of three years in the old Washington Duke Building. 
"And there are also many other things, the which if they 
should be written every one, I suppose that even the world 
itself could not contain the books that should be written." 
For here happened on class innumerable interesting incidents, 
here the trustees held their prolonged, and often tempestuous, 
sessions in a room the walls of which would sometimes leak, 
and here took place those heart-to-heart conversations, in 
which students revealed their highest ambitions to each other 
and wove the cords of friendship that can never, never die. 



EDITORIAL NOTES 

We introduce in this issue an Alumnae Department, Miss 
Katie Johnson, '02, editor. Nearly one-tenth of the Alumni 
of the College are women ; and while of course they are as 
much interested as are the men in the early history and larger 
interests of the College, it is only just that they should have a 
department of their own in addition to the general articles in 
the publication. 



Remember that the Register is a quarterly publication ; the 
next number will appear October 15. 



Read the introduction to the "register of former students," 
and note that the roster is not intended to be complete in this 
issue. Urge all former students to send in complete informa- 
tion as to themselves, call our attention promptly to all errors, 
and by all means send us any available information regard- 
ing the dead. Nil nisi bonum doesn't necessarily mean nil, but 
as a matter of fact our information as to deceased alumni is at 
present very meager. Notify us as to who could give us facts 
regarding such alumni — especially those of your own class and 
college generation. 



The alumni dinner was again a great success and reflected 
great credit upon Dr. Cheatham and Prof. Flowers, who look- 
ed after the main details. F. S. Aldridge sold tickets with his 
usual energy, and sold more than ever. One point, however, 
is evident : we must make some arrangement to hold the an- 
nual business meeting of the Association at some other time 
than at the dinner. In their good time at the dinner this year 
the Boys — old and young — almost neglected to transact neces- 
sary business. 



112 Trinity Alumni Register 

We wish to publish memories of the Hesperian and Colum- 
bian literary societies in early numbers of the Register. The 
Society whose old members respond most promptly and hearti- 
ily gets the first write-up. If you are interested, contribute 
your part : we want to write a composite article about each. 
Respond while you think of it, for assuredly most of the 
Boys will forget to write. Old Society songs, old "rooting" 
at debates and oratorical programs, records of old contests, 
and unwritten political history — can be woven into an excep- 
tionally enjoyable article. 



There were more class reunions at the commencement 
dinner this year than ever. Get busy now on yours for next 
year. Besides the younger classes, '06 for its tenth, '01 for its 
fifteenth, '96 for its twentieth, and '91 for its twenty-fifth 
ought to put in appearance. 



The Register regrets that Rev. Harry M. North was un- 
avoidably prevented from completing his article on Bishop 
Kilgo, announced for this issue. It will appear in a future 
issue. 



Has your county organized a Trinity College Alumni 
Association? 



The Register has a complete list of the alumni in your 
county. Send for the list, and organize all former Trinity 
students into a local Association. 



Read Miss Johnson's notes for a write-up of the Alumnae 
luncheon. 



Refer to Mr. Hornaday's notes for the list of Alumni who 
registered at alumni headquarters during commencement week. 



ON THE CAMPUS 

The annual commencement was never more successful or 
more largely attended than was the fifty-sixth this year. From 
Sunday evening, June 6, when the baccalaureate address was 
given, through the reception the following Wednesday evening, 
the campus and city were full of visitors. The weather was un- 
usually pleasant. 



Dr. Franklin N. Parker, who has for four years held the 
Avera Professorship of Biblical Literature, and who next year 
goes to Emory University to become professor of systematic 
theology in the Candler School of Divinity, delivered the 
baccalaureate address to the graduating class Sunday evening, 
June 6. The class of 1915 had entered with Dr. Parker, four 
years before, and it was fitting that he should give them the 
last message from their alma mater. To show their love and 
admiration for him, the students of the College, through Mr. 
B. H. Siler, president of the class of 1915, presented Dr. 
Parker with a handsome silver loving cup, at the conclusion of 
the exercises Sunday evening. 

"Service as the Ideal of Life" was Dr. Parker's theme, 
and at the outset he declared that the proper, safe, and ade- 
quate conclusion for every individual to make, is to measure 
everything by Jesus Christ and His life. "I am among you 
as one that serveth." Only in serving can one discover the 
consciousness of power. 

The music on this occasion and also on the following Tues- 
day morning was furnished by a choir of trained voices of 
Durham people, under the direction of Mr. T. Edgar Cheek 
assisted by Miss Felicia Kueffner, pianist. 



Dr. James Wideman Lee, of Saint Louis, preached the 
Commencement sermon Tuesday morning, June 8. Craven 
Memorial Hall was crowded, as it had been the previous Sun- 



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day evening. Dr. Lee, who has occupied some of the most 
important pastorates in Southern Methodism, is regarded as 
one of the leading preachers in this church. His theme on 
this occasion was "The Soul's Atmosphere," and was based on 
the transforming power of the love of God : "Keep yourselves 
in the love of God." The sermon, which was teeming with 
splendidly concise utterances, captivated the large audience. 
"The law of the human Kingdom is not aristocratic, but demo- 
cratic. By its operation the many who are weak are preserved 
against the few who are strong. Instead of sweeping away the 
inefficient as unfit to live, it pours life into their failing hearts 
to make them fit to live. Animals become strong by crushing 
the weak; man becomes strong by lifting the weak. The law 
of the woods is physical; the law of the human life is moral." 



About two hundred and fifty alumni and friends and guests 
of the College were present in Angier Duke Gymnasium at 
1 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, June 8, for the annual alumni 
dinner, an occasion which has grown in interest and enthusiasm 
during recent years. Rev. L. S. Massey, of the class of 1891, 
president of the Alumni Association, presided and acted as 
toastmaster. 

Mr. Bunyan S. Womble, '04, of Winston-Salem made the 
principal address. His subject was "Unselfishness," and he de- 
clared that unselfishness was the "Trinity point of view." 
"The thing that the world needs today," said Mr. Womble, "is 
to learn the lesson of unselfishness. . . The working out 
and establishing right relations between men and between 
nations must come through a system of education that is built 
on the foundation of unselfishness. The world will never have 
peace until men of all nations have learned the truth of the 
great commandment, 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.' . . . 
It is the Trinity purpose to do great and unselfish service for 
the state and the world ; and may Trinity College always have 
as her highest aim the preparation of sane, progressive, un- 
selfish service." 



On the; Campus 115 

Senator F. M. Simmons, '73, and Congressman John H. 
Small, eyL-'77, responded at the conclusion of Mr. Womble's 
address, and talked fittingly of education and the place of 
Trinity College in the future of Southern educational progress. 
Both of these distinguished and loyal sons of the College were 
greeted with loud and continued applause as they arose to 
speak. 

Mr. D. W. Newsom, '99, read the poem of the year, based 
on the unique and beautiful custom of closing the official col- 
lege year by the lowering of the flag at sunset on Wednesday 
of commencement week. The following evening when the 
class of 1915 lowered the flag,' this poem was sung to the 
tune of America. 

Others responding to toasts at the alumni dinner were 
Mr. W. F. Wood, for the class of '90, Mr. Willis Smith, for 
the class of '10, and Mr. H. G. Hedrick, for the class of '11, — 
each of which classes this year held a reunion and was largely 
represented, — Col. John F. Bruton, a trustee and hearty sup- 
porter of Trinity, Dr. Lee, and President Few. 



Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in Craven Memorial Hall, the 
Wiley Gray Oratorical contest was held. The class represen- 
tatives and their subjects were, Mr. B. W. Barnard, of Ashe- 
ville, "The Party Man and the Independent Voter" ; Mr. H. E. 
Myers, Hoffman, "Individualism and Progress" ; Mr. B. F. 
Taylor, Greenville, "Is War Inevitable ?", and Mr. Guy Hamil- 
ton, Atlantic, "Conservation a National Problem." The de- 
cision of the committee gave Mr. Barnard the much coveted 
honor, the medal being presented by Congressman Small. 



Owen Wister, well known American man of letters, gave 
the commencement address Wednesday morning, after which 
the degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred on eighty-two 
young men and women, and the degree of Master of Arts on 
eight others. This was the largest number ever to receive de- 
grees from Trinity at any one time. Mr. Wister's subject was 



116 Trinity Alumni Register 

"Germany's Dual Personality," discussed to the largest au- 
dience ever assembled in Craven Memorial Hall. 

The annual reception given by the college in honor of the 
graduating class Wednesday evening was in every way success- 
ful, and was largely attended. 



Bishop John C. Kilgo and his family have moved to Char- 
lotte and will occupy a fine new residence which he has built 
in that city. 

The good wishes of the whole college community and of 
the city of Durham go with the family to their new home. 

Bishop Kilgo was elected president of Trinity College twen- 
ty-one years ago and has lived on the campus during all these 
years. Though elected bishop of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, in 1910, he accepted a lectureship in the de- 
partment of Biblical literature of the college and became a 
member of the board of trustees and a member of the execu- 
tive committee of the board. Only after five years of great 
inconvenience from railroad connections in leaving and reach- 
ing Durham in his continuous travel on official business, has he 
felt constrained to change his residence from Durham to Char- 
lotte. This does not mean, however, that in the future Bishop 
Kilgo will not be intimately connected with Trinity College. 
At the meeting of the board of trustees in June he was elected 
president emeritus, in order that he may continue to have a 
specific relation to the administration of the college in addition 
to his membership in the board and membership in the execu- 
tive committee of the board. 



Dr. Charles H. Levermore, director of the college and 
university department of the World Peace Foundation, with 
headquarters in Boston, delivered a lecture before the students 
of the College on "The War and After," the latter part of 
March. The lecture was heard by a large audience. 




JOSEPH G. BROWN 

President Trinity Alumni Association 



On the Campus 117 

Professor E. C. Brooks, of the department of Education, 
delivered an address on "Braxton Craven and Normal Col- 
lege," Tuesday evening, March 30. The lecture was particu- 
larly interesting because Normal College became Trinity Col- 
lege and Braxton Craven was its founder and first president. 



The Avera Bible lectures which were scheduled to be 
given in April of this year, were postponed, Bishop E. R. 
Hendrix, of Kansas City, Mo., who was to give them, was 
advised by his physician to cancel all spring engagements. The 
lectures will be announced later. 



Dr. John B. Watson, professor of experimental and com- 
parative psychology in Johns Hopkins University, delivered a 
very interesting lecture before the faculty and students on 
"Modern Tendencies in Psychology" early in May. An in- 
formal reception attended by the members of the faculty and 
invited guests was given Dr. Watson after the lecture. 



A chapter of Tau Kappa Alpha, a national honor-society 
designed to encourage debating and oratory was installed here 
this spring. To be eligible for membership a man must be 
consistently interested in literary society work and be either 
an intercollegiate debater or the representative of his college 
in an intercollegiate oratorical contest. The members of the 
Trinity chapter are B. W. Barnard, A. W. Byrd, David Brady, 
H. E. Myers, W. R. Shelton, J. H. Grigg, and G. S. Sexton; 
with the following alumni members: J. R. Davis, '14; James 
Cannon, III, '14; W. F. Starnes, '14; Quinton Holton, '13; 
W. A. Cade, '13; E. J. Londow, '12; C. J. Harrell, '06; and 
Holland Holton, '07. 



The Harvard men in the faculty attended a meeting and 
dinner of the North Carolina Harvard Society, held at Chapel 
Hill in March. 



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The Coburn Players, of New York, gave three perform- 
ances on the woodlawn stage on the campus, May 10-11 : "The 
Yellow Jacket" on Monday evening; Moliere's "The Imaginary 
Sick Man," Tuesday afternoon, and "Macbeth," Tuesday even- 
ing. All three performances were well attended and highly 
enjoyed. 



The Hesperian Society awarded the following medals this 
year: orator's medal, B. F. Taylor, '15, Greenville, N. C. ; 
general debater's medal, David Brady, '17, Durham, N. C. ; 
freshman debater's medal, John H. Small, Jr., '18, Washing- 
ton, N. C. The Columbian society awarded its medals as 
follows: orator's medal, B. W. Barnard, '15, Asheville, N. C. ; 
debater's medal, H. E. Myers, '15, Hoffman, N. C. ; freshman 
debater's medal, R. L. Underwood, Bailey, N. C. 

The Tau Kappa Alpha awarded a debating "T" to B. W. 
Barnard for having twice represented the college in inter- 
collegiate debates. Similar awards for the same kind of hard 
work were last year made by the Durham County Association 
to Messrs. James Cannon, III, J. R. Davis, and W. F. Starnes. 

The Fortnightly Club, the local chapter of Sigma Upsilon, 
an organization for the encouragement of appreciation of Eng- 
lish literature and of literary activity generally, awarded prizes 
to the following men : W. M. Sutton, '15, for the best poem ap- 
pearing during the year in the Archive; John W. Carr, Jr., '15, 
for the best piece of non-fiction prose; L. W. Powell, '17, for 
the best piece of prose fiction appearing. 

The Braxton Craven medal, presented by Gen. Julian S. 
Carr, of Durham, and now awarded for the best essay submit- 
ted to a faculty committee of decision, also went to John W. 
Carr, Jr., of Charlotte. 



All forms of athletics proved successful here during the 
past academic year. Basketball was never more actively en- 
gaged in or more generally interesting than during the winter. 
Out of twenty games, six of which were on the local floor, 



On the Campus 119 

Trinity won ten. Besides these inter-collegiate games, a dozen 
or more interclass games were played, the team representing 
the Junior class winning first place. The senior made second 
place, the sophomore third, and the freshman the last place. 

Twenty games were played in baseball, Trinity winning 
eight and breaking even with the North Carolina Agricultural 
and Mechanical College. Out of three games with Wake 
Forest, Trinity took two. 

In track athletics the college made a creditable showing. 
Two dual meets and the State meet were held on the local field. 
In the meet with Elon College, Trinity won by a score of 98 
to 10, and in the meet with Wake Forest, Trinity won by a 
score of 80 to 37. In the state meet, Trinity won second place. 
The scores in this meet stood : University of North Carolina, 
64 ; Trinity, 40 ; A. and M. College, 35 ; and Wake Forest, 14. 



ALUMNAE DEPARTMENT 

On Tuesday, June 8, the alumnae of Trinity held their 
annual business meeting in the alumnae room of the West 
Duke Building. All the officers of last year were re-elected: 
Miss Lila Markham, '02, president; Mrs. J. Paul Lucas, '05, 
first vice-president ; Miss Mamie Jenkins, '96, second vice- 
president; and Miss Estelle Flowers, '14, secretary-treasurer. 
Miss Katie Johnson, '02, was elected to represent the alumnae 
on the staff of the Alumni Register. 

After the business session, the alumnae with several of the 
wives of the Trinity faculty and other friends went across the 
campus to the home of Mrs. J. Harper Erwin, where luncheon 
was served. This was the fourth annual alumnae luncheon. 

When the course had been finished, the president, acting 
as toastmistress, in her usual pleasant manner introduced the 
principal speaker of the afternoon, Miss Emilie Watts McVea, 
dean of the University of Cincinnati. Miss McVea has had 
wide experience in the education of women. She was heard 
with an added interest as she had lived in North Carolina for 
some years ; after attending school at St. Mary's in Raleigh, she 
served there as principal for several years. "The Call to Wo- 
men of the South" was the subject of her interesting speech. 

The toasts following Miss McVea's speech were: "The 
Durham Branch of the Southern Association of College Wo- 
men," Mrs. W. H. Glasson ; "The need of College Women in 
Civic Work," Mrs. T. D. Jones ; "In Behalf of the Class of 
1915," Miss Janie Couch; "Trinity Women in a New Profes- 
sion," Miss Kate Herring, '06 ; "Our Dead," Mrs. J. P. Lucas, 
'05 ; "The Responsibility of College Women," Mrs. E. K. 
Graham, of Chapel Hill; "The Prospects of Women at Trin- 
ity," Miss Laura Drake Gill. 

Mrs. Fannie C. Bivins proposed a rising vote of thanks to 
Miss Gill for the service she had rendered during the year. 
This was given with enthusiasm. After singing together some 



Alumnae; Department 121 

of the Trinity songs the Association adjourned until next year. 
Those of the 1915 class who attended the luncheon were Misses 
Fannie Vann, Catherine Thomas, Janie Couch, Annie Hamlin, 
Willietta Evans, Ethel Massey, Henrietta Vaughan and Ellen 
Constable. Among others present were Mesdames Nellie Ed- 
wards Cranford, '95; Fannie Carr Bivins, '96; Marjorie Jor- 
dan Biggs, '02; Mary Thomas Few, '06; Alice Craft Lucas, 
'05 ; Lela Young Holton, '07 ; and Misses Lila Markham, '02 ; 
Katie Johnson, '02 ; Irene Pegram, '03 ; Emeth Tuttle, '06 ; Kate 
Herring, '06; Annie Tillett, '07; Fannie Markham, '09; Nell 
Umstead, '08; Lilian White, '09; Mary Tapp, '10; Emma Bab- 
bitt, '11; Mary Loomis Smith, '12; Daisy Rogers, '12; Ruby 
Markham, '12; Mary Gorham, '12; Lizzie Wrenn, '12; Lucille 
Aiken, ex-'13; Susie Markham, '13; Nettie Tillett, '13; Estelle 
Flowers, '14; Lizzie May Smith, '14; Etta Thompson, '14, and 
Laura Tillett, '14. 



Miss Kate Herring, '06, is with the State Board of Health 
in Raleigh. In her speech at the luncheon she told how she 
interpreted the language of the doctors to the people of North 
Carolina. She writes editorials for the State Health Bulletin. 



The Durham Branch of the Southern Association of Col- 
lege Women was organized in October, 1913. There are now 
twenty-nine members ; these, with the exception of three, are 
Trinity women. In size the Durham Branch is the largest in 
the state, Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville and Win- 
ston-Salem being the other state branches. Trinity College is 
represented in nearly all of these. Only graduates of standard 
colleges are eligible for membership. The objects of the Asso- 
ciation are to write college women in the South for the pro- 
motion of higher education for women, to raise the standard 
of education for women, and to define the line of demarcation 
between preparatory schools and colleges. 



122 Trinity Alumni Register 

Miss Mary Lilian Duke, '07, was married on June 16 to 
Mr. Anthony Joseph Drexel-Biddle, Jr., at Somerville, New 
Jersey. 



Miss Evelyn Jones, '09, of Durham, and Mr. Benjamin 
William Hawks, ex-'08, of Charlotte were married on June 16. 



Two Trinity alumnae have recently died : Miss Daisy Free- 
land, '05, on April 13 at her home in Durham, and Mrs. Malene 
Harrell Grant, '09, on April 20 at Sunbury, North Carolina. 



THE MARY DUKE BUILDING 

MISS M. EMETH TUTTLE, '06 

When Trinity College opened its doors to women the Mary 
Duke Building — the old Woman's Building — was built for 
their accommodation. This building, which at best would 
house only fifteen, was plainly furnished and had little of the 
atmosphere of home about it; still it was home to the girls who 
came and went through the years. Unlike other dormitories on 
the campus, the Woman's Building had grates — while this ar- 
rangement provided carefully for warm faces and cold necks, 
it had its advantages : hot chocolate and soup could be served 
at all hours. The floors were bare, so very bare that one 
freshman asked when the carpets would be put down, and the 
windows were so loose that they rattled fearfully at every gust 
of wind. It was the old Woman's Building, though; and we 
all loved it even if it was "fast succumbing to the ravages 
aetatis," and even if every side did not face the Inn or the 
New Dormitory. 

Tuesday afternoon of commencement week, Mrs. Alice 
Craft Lucas and I walked across that western hill from Mrs. 
Erwin's toward the Memorial Hall, down the old path between 
Dr. Jack's and the Woman's Building, and as we neared the 
place where the back steps used to be we both commented on 
the many changes on the campus since our college days — com- 
mented, little else: the spirit of the old Building and of Trinity 
in those days is a part of us now and needs little comment. 
But as we walked on toward the gymnasium my thoughts were 
busy, scenes and faces of college days passed moving-picture- 
like through my mind. 

Mrs. Franklin welcomed me again, a freshman, into the 
Woman's Building on a hot September afternoon and introduc- 
ed me to Mary Spencer Anderson, Nan Goodson, and Mary 
Thomas. Gradually I came to know the others, Alice Craft, 
Jess Shelton, Florence May Egerton, Corrie Scruggs, Lillian 
Bridges, Kit and Linda Moore, Blanche Gunn, and Alice 



124 Trinity Alumni Register 

Franklin. We did all the regular college stunts and were 
thought to have done more, even to the "breaking of the hand- 
some parlor furniture." We played tennis some and we sang 
on the side steps in the evenings until we "enticed the boys 
down." We were "on the pledge," which being interpreted 
means we agreed to eat cream at the annual Y. W. C. A. ice 
cream supper on the Woman's Building porch with every 
boy who asked us : the record was fifteen plates. We studied 
some, for I know that Florence May was a very efficient help 
in Math, while Blanche Gunn was a well of English inexhaus- 
tible. We visited the old library a few times in the fall and 
became quite familiar with the new one in the spring. And 
we had night feasts sometimes on the spoils from Mrs. Frank- 
lin's pantry. 

The next year brought a number of new girls to college and 
a spirit of hazing. That the old Woman's Building "Owls" 
were as active as the New Dormitory species, Mitchell Waddill 
and Daisy and Julia Minor can testify. Some of us can re- 
member how far it is from a south-east window to a North- 
west one by way of the roof on a cold windy night. That we 
escaped transportation with our class-mates was either be- 
cause "Dr. Jack" did not think it possible for even "the run- 
ning, hopping, skipping girls" of the Woman's Building to tar 
innocent freshmen and make them sing quadratic equations to 
the tune of "Home, Sweet Home," or because he wanted to 
give us another chance. 

And of course there were "cases." "Dr. Jack" knew 
that, and we knew that he knew how often some men came 
"to the house by the side of the road." After a presidential 
call we were very good for days, looking at the boys from a 
distance — a decreasing one. 

In essentials the junior and senior years were as the fresh- 
man and sophomore: the Woman's Building did not change; 
we did some. Yet all was not vanity. On Saturday nights for 
almost a year, I forgot which year, we had our Current Topics 
Club in the parlor. Here each member gave her bit of news 
and comment, and here we discussed all topics in the world and 



The Mary Duke Building 125 

out of it — some few we settled by our reason. Odd minutes 
we spent in writing on the walls, which pastime we regretted 
when the building became a boys' dormitory for a year. Even 
after the club ceased to exist, congenial spirits met and 
developed the art of conversation until past "lights out," and 
until it was necessary to burn the "midnight candle." Equally 
often we discussed our "affairs". By this time some were 
becoming serious and the continued ringing of the 'phone on 
Sunday afternoons brought consternation to those serious ones 
who knew the capacity of the parlor and the frequent necessity 
of resorting to written conversation or risking their inmost 
thoughts to those awful silences that came every twenty min- 
utes ! And what open secrets the old walls heard when we 
dressed for a trip to Chapel Hill, Southgate's Cabin, or just for 
callers — when "Lend me your blue girdle," "Who's coming to 

see ?" "Did you say I could wear your slippers?" 

"Who was that 'phoned Kate?" "Amey McPhail?" "Where is 
my blue Sash?" and "Say do you know what D. F. L. A. 
means'?" (We do now, thanks to Mr. Warren) resounded 
through the halls ! 

As I look back now it was a busy life and a happy one that 
we had in the old Woman's Building, such a life as the girls 
live in the newer Woman's Building today. We learned some 
of the "what does," more of the "what knows," and so came 
into possession of the "what is." We were "on our honor," 
and no daughter of Trinity has departed from the code — 
College days, Trinity days, their memory is with us still, their 
spirit is the spirit of the women of Trinity who today are help- 
ing, like the men of Trinity, to make real the ideal of the Alma 
Mater. 



ALUMNI NOTES 

Mr. J. McCain Jones, whose photograph appears in this 
number of the Register, is probably the oldest living alumnus 
of Trinity College. He entered the preparatory department 
in 1853 from Cuningham's Store, N. C, and received his de- 
gree in 1858. He is now farming near Semora, N. C. In a 
very interesting letter to Professor Flowers written in response 
to the request of the Register for his photograph Mr. Jones 
recounts some of his early impressions and experiences at 
Trinity. He recalls the two old wooden buildings that con- 
stituted the college when he entered and refers to the fact that 
they were moved on skids to the South campus and trans- 
formed into dormitories upon the completion of the brick 
building mentioned by Prof. Brooks in this number of the 
Register. He speaks with especial affection of Dr. Craven, 
and recalls various pranks with which the boys of '53-'58 
plagued him. He concludes with an account of the presentation 
to President Craven of a gold-headed cane by Dr. Charles F. 
Deems in behalf of the class of '58. For one time President 
Craven was caught unawares : he was, writes Mr. Jones, "so 
much affected that he only said, 'I have always loved this 
class, and I can only wish and pray for the success and happi- 
ness of its members in this life and in that which is to come.' " 



During the recent commencement the alumni enjoyed the 
use of a large well furnished room in the administration build- 
ing. This was the Alumni Headquarters and here were to be 
found the latest periodicals, writing tables, and chairs, in which 
to lounge and talk of the "good old days when I was in col- 
lege." This room was in charge of one of the alumni and a 
register was kept for the names of the visitors. Not all were 
aware of the alumni commencement registration book, but quite 
a number registered. Among these was the oldest living alum- 
nus, J. M. Jones, '58, of Semora, N. C. Some of the other 




j. McCain jones, '58 

The Oldest Living Graduate of Trinity College 



Alumni Notes 127 

names found on the register are as follows : G. T. Rowe, '95, 
High Point, N. C. ; E. M. Hoyle, '04, Asheville, N. C. ; M. B. 
Andrews, '14, Mount Olive, N. C. ; H. L. Scott, '10, Concord, 
N. C; W. G. Gaston, '11, Lowell, N. C. ; F. N. Egerton, '09, 
Louisburg, N. C. ; R. L. Ferguson, '11, Black Mountain, N. C. ; 
J. H. Barnhardt, '99, Asheville, N. C. ; D. N. Caviness, '93, 
Morehead City, N. C. ; R. H. Broom, '81, Warrenton, N. C. ; 
W. G. Lowe, '14, Henderson, N. C. ; W. A. Cade, '13, New- 
bern, N. C. ; M. Bradshaw, 78, Wilson, N. C. ; A. P. Tyer, 
ex-77, Oxford, N. C; E. T. White, 77, Oxford, N. C. ; 
Dred Peacock, '87, High Point, N. C. ; W. R. Odell, 75, Con- 
cord, N. C; H. R. Bullock, '14, Greenville, N. C. ; W. M. 
Edens, '13, Petersburg, Va. ; R. L. Durham, '91, Abingdon, 
Va.; E. J. Londow, '12, Asheville, N. C. ; A. N. Lewis, ex-'lO, 
Victoria, Va. ; J. W. Hoyle, ex-'98, Sparta, N. C. ; W. T. Cut- 
chin, 79, Chapel Hill, N. C. ; J. P. Wynn, '13, Goldleaf, Va. ; 
E. K. McLarty, '95, Charlotte, N. C. ; E. E. Rose, ex-'92, Con- 
way, N. C; H. C. Edwards, ex-'86, Kinston, N. C, J. M. 
Ormond, '02, Hillsboro, N. C. ; Albert Anderson, '83, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; C. L. Jenkins, '86, Raleigh, N. C. ; W. R. Pleasants, '14, 
Cary, N. C. ; J. H. Miller, '11, Artesia, N. C. ; Willis Smith, 
'10, Raleigh, N. C. ; W. F. Wood, '90, Marion, N. C. ; G. F. 
Ivey, '90, Hickory, N. C. ; A. C. English, '90; Hillsboro, N. C. ; 
Hoy Taylor, '06, Greenville, N. C. ; N. C. Yearby, '00, Rox- 
boro, N. C. ; B. S. Womble, '04, Winston-Salem, N. C. ; H. E. 
Spence, '07, Sanford, N. C. ; C. M. Campbell, '07, Washington, 
N. C. ; J. D. Hodges, 73, Mocksville, N. C. ; R. H. Willis, '93, 
Littleton, N. C. ; N. M. Wright, '10, Farmville, N. C. ; A. S. 
Barnes, '97, Raleigh, N. C. ; F. F. Spence, '14, Goldsboro, N. 
C. ; D. W. Maddox, '12, Wendell, N. C. ; C. R. Ross, ex-'02, 
Roxboro, N. C. ; J. W. Autry, '06, Nashville, N. C. ; L. S. Mas- 
sey, '91, Raleigh, N. C. ; J. D. Langston, '03, Goldsboro, N. C. ; 
M. T. Plyler, '92, Raleigh, N. C. ; W. H. Adams, '99, New 
York City; W. F. Starnes, '14, Monroe, N. C. ; H. R. Hunter, 
'11, Atlanta, Ga. ; P. F. Hanes, '11, Winston-Salem, N. C. ; 
P. J. Johnson, '10, Charlotte, N. C. ; Daniel Lane, Jr., '13, 
Ayden, N. C. ; E. C. Durham, '14, Mebane, N. C. ; C. C. 



128 Trinity Alumni Register 

Cunningham, '09, Roxboro, N. C. ; D. L. Hardee, '13, Winston- 
Salem, N. C; C. Q. Stewart, '07, Fort Myers, Fla. ; C. B. 
Culbreth, '13, Elizabeth City, N. C. 



After the alumni banquet Tuesday afternoon, June 8th, the 
annual business meeting of the Alumni Association was held, 
Rev. L,. S. Massey, '91, presiding. The following officers were 
elected for the ensuing year : president, J. G. Brown, ex-75 ; 
vice-president, B. S. Womble, '04; treasurer, M. E. Newsom, 
'05; chairman of the executive committee, R. L. Flowers, A. 
M. The report from the editor of the Alumni Register was 
read and approved. Senator F. M. Simmons, '73, suggested 
that a monument be erected at some suitable place in memory 
of the first president of the college, space to be left for other 
presidents. The class of 1911 announced a substantial gift in 
money to this memorial fund and a committee consisting of 
the president and the executive committee was appointed to ad- 
minister the fund. 

D. F. Giles, ex-'02, who was for several years superinten- 
dent of the Marion schools has been elected superintendent of 
schools for Wake County. 



Among the commencement visitors was S. A. Stewart, '00, 
who for a number of years has been a missionary in Japan. 
During the past year he has been at Chicago University doing 
special work, and with his family in a few weeks he will sail 
for his work in the orient. 



Harvey B. Craven, '96, who has been superintendent of the 
Newbern graded schools for the past few years, has retired 
from the teaching profession and will devote his energies to 
other lines of work. 



Since the first of this year there have been three deaths in 
the Board of Trustees. In the April number of the Alumni 



Alumni Notes 129 

Register was noted the death of Rev. J. N. Cole. At Roxboro, 
N. C, on Monday, April 12, occured the death of Mr. J. A. 
Long who has long and faithfully served the college and who 
had a deep and abiding interest in its welfare. In 1907 he 
gave to the college money for the purchase of several hundred 
volumes on economics and political science. These form the 
J. A. Long collection. Death claimed another faithful friend 
of the college on the Board of Trustees in the demise of Mr. 
H. B. Adams on April 27. He was one of the alumni members 
of the Board, graduating with the class of 1870, and was a 
man of deep sympathy and strong business ability. The col- 
lege will miss the presence of these men and their wise counsel 
and safe judgment. 



The largest reunion banquet of the commencement season 
was that of the "9019" Tuesday evening after the Wiley Gray 
Contest. This event marked twenty-five years of service by 
the organization in promoting the interests of Trinity College 
and especially of scholarship in the college. The members at- 
tending the reunion were: C. Guy Cordle, '14; C. L. Reid, ex- 
'02; R. H. Willis, '93 ; Walter M. Edens, '13; C. W. Edwards, 
'94; W. G. Gaston, '11 ; John Peter Wynn, '13 ; John W. Carr, 
Jr., '15 ; Ben F. Few, '15 ; P. M. Hamer, M. A., '15 ; Hoy Tay- 
lor, '06; Wade Hill Adams, '99; C. M. Hutchings, '11; G. W. 
H. Britt, '16; C. R. Bagley, '14; C. L. Hornaday, '02; W. Early 
Mills, '15; W. I. Wooten, '15; Quinton Holton, '13; J. P. 
Breedlove, '98; Sidney L. Gulledge, '15; Hon. J. R. McCrary, 
'91; Milton R. Pleasants, '14; F. S. Aldridge, '96; Robert L. 
Durham, '91; Earl R. Sikes, '15; Professor W. F. Gill, '94; 
W. M. Sutton, Jr., '15; Marshall A. Smith, Jr., '12; Paul H. 
North, '15; Thomas J. Gill, Jr., '14; W. Wilkinson Hutton, 
'15; Dean William I. Cranford, '91; C. B. Markham, '06; M. 
T. Plyler, '92; N. C. Yearby, '00; J. Glen McAdams, '15; W. 
A. Bivins, '02; H. E. Myers, '15; C. M. Campbell, Jr., '07; 
Gilmer Siler, '09; C. B. West, '10; Talmage D. Stutts, '15; 
Ivey T. Poole, '15; Holland Holton, '07; D. Laurie Edwards, 
M. A., '15; S. Glenn Hawfield, '15; Bascom W. Barnard, '15; 



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W. A. Bryan, '07; P. J. Johnson, '10; Hersey E. Spence, '07; 
Harvey A. Glauss, '16. 



E. R. Franklin, '05, has recently become the superintendent 
of the Pittsboro, N. C. schools. He was formerly at Merry 
Oaks, N. C. 



L. H. Allred, ex-'99, has been elected mayor of Smith- 
field, N. C. Mr. Allred is a lawyer of distinguished ability and 
took an important place in the last session of the General As- 
sembly. 



Captain John B. Choice, who graduated at Trinity College 
in 1860, recently died at his home in Whitesboro, Texas. He 
went to Texas soon after leaving college and acquired exten- 
sive farming interests there, though he was a teacher by pro- 
fession. He became one of the prominent and influential men 
of north Texas, where he lived for more than half a century. 
He left a wife and two children. 



Chas. W. Bagby, ex-'05, who for some time has been 
recorder of the city court of Hickory, has been elected city 
attorney of Hickory. 



The three towns, Mt. Airy, Fayetteville and Statesville, 
have recently elected as mayors Trinity alumni. Of the first 
named town E. C. Bivins, '08, becomes mayor ; John C. Gibbs, 
'97, is the chief officer of Fayetteville, and L. C. Caldwell, 77, 
was re-elected at Statesville after having served for several 
years. 



On Wednesday, June 16, Mr. E. L. Jones was married to 
Miss Annabel Lambeth in Thomasville, N. C. Both were of 
the class of 1912. The ceremony was performed by Bishop 
J. C. Kilgo. 



Alumni Notes 131 

Among the men laboring to advance the agricultural inter- 
ests of the state is L. E. Blanchard, of the class of 1909. After 
leaving Trinity he spent sometime at Cornell. He has large 
farming interests in Robeson county and is also county farm 
demonstrator. 

J. A. Hornaday, Jr., ex-'13, was married to Miss Sunye 
Belle Jones in Beaufort, N. C, on Wednesday, June 23. For 
the past few years Mr. Hornaday has been teaching in Scot- 
land County, N. C. 

S. A. Johnson, ex-'04, has recently been appointed cashier 
of the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank of Hillsboro, N. C. 



Luther M. Peele, '07, is now superintendent of schools for 
Scotland county and is located at Laurinburg, N. C. 



Another Trinity man who is doing effective educational 
work in this state is F. M. Williamson, ex-'06, who is county 
superintendent of Chatham county. 



David C. Bryant, '71, died in Sherman, Texas, in 1911, 
being at the time of his death a United States district judge 
of the Eastern District of Texas. He was born in La Rue 
county, Kentucky, October 19, 1849. His family moved to 
Grayson county, Texas, in 1853. He entered Trinity College 
in 1869, and received the A. B. degree in 1871. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Texas in 1873, and practiced law at Sher- 
man, Texas, until he was appointed a federal judge in 1890 
by President Cleveland. 



Trinity is well-represented in the lawyers of Durham. 
Among the members of the Durham bar who are alumni 
are the following: J. W. Barbee, ex-'09; H. G. Hedrick, '11; 
W. S. Lockhart, '04; J. E. Pegram, '01; R. P. Reade, '00; 
Charles Scarlett, '04; W. G. Sheppard, '12; and R. O. Everett, 
a graduate student in 1903 and in the law school 1904-06. 



132 Trinity Alumni Register 

D. H. Gladstone was in the law school 1910-11; Lawrence 
Tomlinson, ex- '05, attended 1908-10; and Mayor W. J. Brog- 
den, 1905-06. 



Among the interesting letters written Prof. Flowers in ref- 
erence to the Alumni Register was one from Mr. B. G. 
Marsh, '84, now a merchant, San Antonio, Texas. The para- 
graphs on Dr. Craven and on Mr. Marsh's observations in the 
Philippines during his ten years of teaching in the islands will 
probably be of especial interest to the alumni. Of Dr. Craven 
he says : 

"I found Dr. Braxton Craven to be a man of tender heart and giant 
mind. He was history, love, sympathy, philosophy, and science, all 
combined. I was at college when he passed away. His death was like 
the sudden darkness that follows the going out of a powerful arc 
light. He was a father to me, and his memory is still sweet. Dr. M. 
L. Wood preached the funeral sermon from the text : 'I must work the 
works of him that sent me while it is day: the night cometh when 
no man can work.' The sermon was grand and full of pathos. A 
hero had fallen in Israel. The church and the College had lost a 
great worker." 

The letter closes with a brief account of Mr. Marsh's ex- 
periences and observations in the Philippine Islands, 1904-14: 

"The American Government has done wonders for the Filipinos 
in the way of education, sanitation, and government. Asiatic cholera, 
small-pox, bubonic plague, and many other diseases have been elimi- 
nated from the islands. Hospitals have been established, many artesian 
wells have been dug, the towns have been cleaned of filth, good roads 
have been built, and the people have been taught good government. 
Manila today is a modern city, well lighted, the streets well paved and 
kept clean, and the death rate among the American population there is 
less than it is in the city of New York. All the young people now 
speak English. There are now about six hundred American teachers 
and some two thousand Filipino teachers instructing the children in 
the public schools. There are more than five hundred thousand chil- 
dren in the public schools. Industrial work has been introduced in all 
the schools in the islands. Every boy and girl has to devote eighty 
minutes every day in school during the first seven years of atten- 
dance to some industrial work. This work is adapted to the sex and 
age of the pupil. 



Alumni Notes 133 

"I have resigned my position as teacher in the Philippine Islands 
and am here engaged in the grocery business, as you see from my 
letter head. 

"I shall be pleased to hear more about my Alma Mater. Please 
send me any literature you may have concerning the dear old college 
of my boyhood days. I rejoice at her success." 



Robert S. Brown, an alumnus of Trinity, has opened an 
office in the Legal Building at Asheville, N. C, for the practice 
of his profession, civil engineering. Following the completion 
of his course at Trinity, Mr. Brown spent several years in the 
states of the West in this work and met with a great deal of 
success. He returned to Asheville a short time ago and is ex- 
periencing great success in his work. 



On the 19th of June at Lutherville, Md., Dr. Fletcher Hast- 
ing Brooks, of the class of '96, was married to Miss Ella 
Warden Rinehart. For the past few years Dr. Brooks has 
been connected with the U. S. Navy. 



J. A. Livingston, ex-'09, who has for sometime been con- 
nected with the Wilmington, N. C, Star has recently been ap- 
pointed city editor of that paper. 



The class graduating last June was the largest in the his- 
tory of Trinity College. It is not known where all these gra- 
duates will locate but the location of a few — especially those 
who will teach — is known. W. I. Wooten of this class will be 
principal of the High School at LaGrange, N. C. E. R. Sikes 
will teach in Kinston and J. G. McAdams at Snow Camp, N. 
C. S. L. Gulledge will go as Professor to Weaver College. 
S. S. Jenkins will be the principal of Lakewood High School 
and P. G. Farrar will fill the same position in the West Dur- 
ham High School. Frank Brown will have a position in the 
Raleigh Savings Banking and Trust Co., and R. A. Finch 
will be on the staff of the Wilmington Dispatch. R. C. Go- 
forth will spend the next year as a student in Emory Univer- 



134 Trinity Alumni Register 

sity, and Hugh G. Ivey will study medicine in a medical college. 
Misses Henrietta Vaughn and Ethel Massey will teach at East 
Durham and Lakewood Park respectively, while Misses Annie 
Hamlin and Janie Love Couch will teach in Nashville and 
Concord. Miss Fannie Vann will teach in the Washington, 
N. C. Graded schools. Miss Mildred Satterfield will be in 
the Roxboro schools. I. F. Poole will preach on a charge in 
the Washington District. M. A. Osborne will be pastor at 
Duke, N. C, and J. W. Bennett at Rougemont, N. C. H. E. 
Myers has entered upon pastoral work at Graham, N. C. 



The following facts relative to one of the oldest alumni of 
Trinity College will be of interest. Walter Leak Rose, with his 
twin brother, James F. Rose, came to Trinity from Fayette- 
ville, N. C, in the year 1853 or '54. After remaining in col- 
lege two or three years the brothers returned to Fayetteville, 
James to enter the wholesale store of H. and E. J. Lilly and 
Walter to become discount clerk in the Bank of the State of 
North Carolina. The main office of this bank was in the 
capital but in the important towns of the state there were 
branches. 

Both brothers volunteered when the war broke out and re- 
mained throughout the war. Soon after the war James died 
and Walter Leak Rose moved to Anson County. He is now 
living at Wadesboro. 



Rev. Ivey Talmage Poole, of Bridgewater, was married on 
Wednesday, June 9th to Miss Willie Ethel Donahoe, daughter 
of Rev. and Mrs. S. A. Donahoe of Portsmouth, Va. Rev. 
W. T. Green, presiding elder of the Portsmouth District, offi- 
ciated. Mr. Poole is a graduate of Trinity College, class of 
1915, and is serving as supply on the Tarboro circuit. The 
father of the bride, Rev. S. A. Donahoe, is a member of the 
Virginia Conference and is stationed at Central Church, Ports- 
mouth, Va. 



Alumni Notes 135 

S. C. Dellinger, has been elected Instructor in Science in 
Hendrix College, Arkansas. 



C. R. Edwards is in the mercantile business in North 
Wilkesboro. 



MEETING WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ALUMNI 

Asheviixe, N. C, June 23. — On the night of Friday, April 
30, former students of Trinity residing at Asheville and points 
surrounding this city gathered at Battery Pane hotel for their 
annual banquet and heard a splendid address by E. C. Brooks 
of the faculty of the institution, who told the men who heard 
him some of the early history of Trinity and pleaded that they 
maintain a spirit of loyalty to their alma mater. The banquet 
was followed by a brief business meeting at which officers of 
the Buncombe county alumni association were chosen as fol- 
lows : President, Zeb F. Curtis ; vice-president, Donald S. Elias ; 
secretary and treasurer, Robert C. Goldstein. 

More than thirty of the former students of the college 
gathered about the tables arranged in the form of a T in the 
private dining room of Battery Park and the banquet lasted un- 
til a late hour. The menu was an elaborate one and the feast 
of oratory which followed it was thoroughly enjoyed by the 
Trinity men. Cut flowers of the spring season were used in the 
decorations, which were attractive and appropriate to the occa- 
sion. 

Campus experiences and incidents of dormitory life were 
reviewed by the banqueters during the early part of the evening 
as they enjoyed the sumptuous spread and various classes were 
represented as their members told of class room happenings 
and events of the days of student life. The spirrt which has 
contributed so much to the success of greater Trinity, that of 
loyalty to their college and devotion to the institution at which 
they were trained, was in evidence among the men who met last 
night and who pledged themselves to put forth their very best 
efforts to exert an even greater influence in behalf of Trinity. 



136 Trinity Alumni Register 

Mr. Brooks was warmly received when he was presented by- 
Mr. Curtis and his address to the former students of Trinity- 
was a masterful effort. Taking up the efforts of Dr. Braxton 
Craven, whose memory is revered wherever Trinity men reside, 
Mr. Brooks told of the hardships which Braxton Craven ex- 
perienced and the difficulties which he overcame in the estab- 
lishment of the first normal school in the southern states for 
the training of teachers. He told of the manner in which the 
school was founded, of the way in which the state gave it up 
and of the subsequent taking over of the institution by the 
Methodist conference. He paid a glowing tribute to Dr. 
Craven who gave the best years of his life to Trinity and who 
died happy in the realization that he had started an institution 
which was destined to take a prominent place in the educational 
life of the country. The manner in which President John 
Crowell labored in behalf of Trinity was related and the com- 
ing of President John C. Kilgo, now bishop of the Southern 
Methodist church, to Trinity, was reviewed. Mr. Brooks' 
tribute to Dr. Kilgo was the signal for hearty applause among 
those who heard him. President William Preston Few, who is 
at the head of the institution now, was paid a high compliment 
by the speaker and he expressed the sentiments of those present 
when he declared that in his hands the continued welfare of the 
college is assured. 

Mr. Brooks closed his address with an appeal to the mem- 
bers of the association to keep the association alive, to hold 
frequent meetings, to keep in touch with their college and to 
visit it when the opportunity presents itself with the realization 
that Trinity welcomes her sons at all times and is interested in 
their success. 

Other speakers of the evening and their subjects were: 
Rev. J. H. Barnhardt, "The Opportunity Which Trinity Of- 
fers to the Young Man"; Rev. W. L,. Rexford, of Marshall, 
"Recollections of College Days" ; Rev. E. M. Hoyle, "How to 
Best Forward Trinity's Interests in Western North Carolina." 
A number of impromptu speeches were made by various atten- 



Alumni Notes 137 

dants upon the banquet and the spirit of good fellowship 
reigned supreme. 

The committee on arrangements for the banquet was com- 
posed of Donald S. Elias, chairman, Jake Londow and Rev. 
E. M. Hoyle. 

Very truly yours, 

T. B. Harris. 



TRINITY MEN IN ATLANTA SCHOOLS 

Among the members of the faculties of the Atlanta High 
Schools there are four men who point with pride to Trinity as 
their Alma Mater. The first of these to join the ranks in 
Atlanta was Mr. Gilmer Siler, who went directly from College 
to the Technological Branch of the school for boys. Mr. Siler 
has charge of the work in science in this school, and his popu- 
larity is attested by the fact that the latest school annual was 
dedicated to him. 

The next in line was L. P. Wilson, who went to Atlanta 
after spending three years in the schools of Monroe, N. C. 
Mr. Wilson is associate in the Language Department of the 
Boys' High School. In addition to his duties as instructor he 
is school librarian. 

Mr. C. E. Phillips was the next addition. He gave up his 
work in Hertford, N. C, to become head of the Department 
of History and Civics in Boys' High. Mr. Phillips is also one 
of the Faculty managers of the lunch room, a comparatively 
new and very successful feature of the school work. 

The most recent adition was Mr. H. R. Hunter, who went 
from Monroe, N. C, to the Department of History and Civics 
at Tech. High. 

Messrs. Archie Lee and Ned Mcintosh are making good 
in Atlanta in the field of journalism — the former with the 
Georgian, the latter with the Constitution. 



REGISTER OF FORMER STUDENTS 

[This is a continuation of the roster of former students 
begun in the first issue of the Register. The first issue con- 
tained no information about alumni who were dead, or who 
entered college after 1886, or who had not answered Prof. 
Flowers' inquiry before April 1. This issue contains informa- 
tion available June 15 concerning living alumni who entered 
college before September, 189^1 — i. e. before the end of Presi- 
dent Crowell's administration. It does not contain the follow- 
ing: 

1. Information about alumni now dead. (This is reserved 
for later publication.) 

2. Information received later than June 15. 

3. Information regarding students who entered after June, 
1894. 

4. Additional information regarding names given in the 
first issue. (Additions will be made when the first publication 
of the directory is made.) 

Additional information received from time to time regard- 
ing alumni who were in college during the administrations of 
Presidents Craven, Wood, and Crowell, together with infor- 
mation regarding alumni who were students during the ad- 
ministrations of Presidents Kilgo and Few, will be published 
in succeeding numbers of the Register. When all necessary 
information has been secured, a complete directory will be 
issued in one volume and a copy sent to every subscriber. 

The executive committee of the Association has no small 
task in completing this directory, and it urges the thorough co- 
operation of all former students. In many cases the informa- 
tion is not as complete as it should be. It is requested that 
every one who has not given all the data asked for will send 
it in at once. Special request is made for information regard- 
ing Trinity men who have died. Of course, also, mistakes 
will occur, and it is desired that corrections be made promptly. 



Register oe Former Students 139 

[Address all communications for this department to R. 
L. Flowers, chairman of the Executive Committee, Trinity 
College Alumni Association.] 

Abbreviations: b., the date of birth; e., the time of matriculation, and 
the address at that time; t., the length of time in college; m., the 
maiden name of wife; p., the positions held and other facts; o., present 
occupation. 

Adams, William J. : e. Sept., 1877, Greensboro, N. C. ; t. l^yr. ; m. 
Florence Wall ; p. mem. N. C. legislature, 1893 ; state senate, 1895 ; mem. 
N. C. Board of Internal Improvements; judge, Superior Court, since 
1908; o. judge, Superior Court. Address: Carthage, N. C. 

Ader, Olin Peter: b. Jan. 16, 1870; e. Sept., 1890, Reedy, N. C. ; 
A. B., '94; B. D., '00 (Vanderbilt) ; m. Ruth Cordelia Blair; p. prin. 
high school, Weldon, Kernersville, Wilkesboro ; mem. W. N. C. Conf ., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1897; o. pastor, Waynesville. Address: Waynes- 
ville, N. C. 

AldridgE, Fred SoulE: b. Sept. 29, 1869; e. Sept., 1892, Oriental, 
N. C. ; A. B., '96; A.M.; m. Bertha Mariah McClees; p. prin. Belwood 
Institute, 1896-98; teacher in Trinity Park School since 1898; o. 
teacher in Trinity Park School. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Anderson, Paul V. : b. Nov. 24, 1874 ; e. Sept.. 1893, Wilson, N. C. ; 
A. B., '97; A.M.; p. prin. Wilson Schools; teacher in Trinity Park 
School ; ass't physician State Hospital, Morganton ; o. resident physi- 
cian, Westbrook Sanitorium. Address: Richmond, Va. 

Armeield, Frank: b. May 24, 1870; e. Aug., 1886, Sept., 1890, Mon- 
roe, N. C. ; Ph. B., '91 ; m. Lucille Armfield; p. mayor of Monroe; mem. 
Electoral College, 1904; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Armstrong, Thomas James : b. Jan. 12, 1851 ; e. Aug., 1868, Rocky 
Point, N. C; t. 4 yrs.; m. (1) Ella P. Beery, (2) Ann E. Durham, (3) 
Clara M. Southerland; p. mem. N. C. legislature, 1879-80; state senate, 
1893 ; chmn. board of county commissioners, 4 yrs ; director of state 
penitentiary, 4 yrs.; o. farmer. Address: Rocky Point, N. C. 

Avery, Alphonso Calhoun: b. Sept. 16, 1874; e. Oct. 1891, Mor- 
ganton, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Mary P. Johnston ; p. mayor of Morganton, 
two terms; o. city and county attorney. Address: Morganton, N. C. 

Ball, James H.: b. Mar. 6, 1867; e. Jan.. 1891, Franklinton, N. C; 
t. 2 yrs. ; m. Hattie Wambaugh ; p. member Denver Conf., M. E. Ch., S. 
1893-99; Missouri Conf., 1899-03; Okla. Conf., since 1903; o. presiding 
elder, Tulsa District. Address: Tulsa, Okla. 

Bandy, Ralph Carl : b. Oct. 24, 1872 ; e. Feb., 1885, Trinity, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs. ; m. Matilda A. Fowler ; p. assistant foreman of bridge force ; 
o. carpenter in B. & B. Dept. So. Ry. Address: Burlington, N. C. 



140 Trinity Alumni Register 

Barnes, Albert Sidney: b. July 11, 1873; e. Oct., 1893, Fremont, 
N. C; t. 2 yrs.; m. Daisy Speight; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S. since 1896; o. Supt., Methodist Orphanage at Raleigh. Address: 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Barwick, Joseph F.: b. Sept. 17, 1873; e. Sept., 1890, Grifton, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Mamie Gardner ; o. farmer and real estate dealer. 
Address: Ayden, N. C. 

Bassett, William Battle : b. Oct. 15, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1892, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 1^ yrs.; m. Geire Hart; p. supt. of hosiery mills; o. canner 
& farmer. Address: Flat Rock, N. C. 

Beckwith, Bosworth Clifton : b. Oct. 2, 1859 ; e. Jan., 1879, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; A. B., '83 ; m. Iola Bledsoe ; p. county att'y Wake, 3 terms ; 
Commissioner of Internal Improvements, 14 years; o. attorney-at-law. 
Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Black, Benson Harrison : b. Nov. 28, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1891, Oxford, 
N. C; B. S., '95; m. Sarah Elizabeth Watson; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1897; o. pastor, Rose Hill. Address: Rose Hill, 
N. C. 

Blalock, Uriah Benton : b. Apr. 26, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1892, Norwood, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Monte Christian; p. pres. Bank of Norwood; pres. 
Blalock H'd'w. Co. ; pres. Blalock Auto Co. ; o. merchant, banker and 
farmer. Address: Wadesboro, N. C. 

Bolton, Harvey: b. Nov. 27, 1872; e. Sept., 1892, Durham, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; o. clerk with Durham Water Co. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Bolton, Boswell P.: b. Sept. 29, 1872; e. Sept., 1893, Fayetteville, 
N. C. ; m. Donnie A. West; o. register of deeds, Cumberland Co. Ad- 
dress: Fayetteville, N. C. 

Bonner, Theodore Picket: b. Mar. 20, 1849; e. Sept. 1867, Engel- 
hard, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Emma Miriam Parker; p. joined the N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1885; o. Superannuated minister. Address: 
Hickory, N. C. 

Bost, James Lee : b. June 26, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1890, Davidson, N. C. ; 
A. B., '94; graduate student, Johns Hopkins University, 1901-03; m. 
Nina Arnold ; p. prin. Troutman high school, Mt. Zion Academy, 
Farmer Inst. ; solicitor, Equitable Life Ins. Co. ; district ag't for Home 
Life Ins. Co.; o. gen. agt., Home Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Address: 
Home Life Bldg., Washington, D. C. 

Bowling, J. E. : b. Jan. 23, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1892, Rougemont, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Ida May Bowling; o. tobacco buyer. Address: Durham, 
N. C. 

Boyles, Frank C: e. Sept., 1887, Mt. Gilead, N. C. ; t. 1 yr.; m. 
Myrtie Ham ; o. cashier Am. Exchange Nat'l Bank. Address : Greens- 
boro, N. C. 



Register of Former Students 141 

Bradley, Rueus : b. July 9, 1870; e. Sept., 1891, Jackson, N. C. ; 
t. 2 yrs. ; m. Lillian E. Hart; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 
1894; o. pastor, Aurelian Springs. Address: Aurelian Springs, N. C. 

Brem, Walter Vernon: b. Nov. 5, 1875; e. Sept., 1891, Charlotte, 
N. C; t. \y 2 yr.; B. S., '96 (Univ. of N. C.) ; M.D., '04 (Johns Hop- 
kins) ; m. Marion W. Winkler; p. medical house officer, Johns Hopkins, 
1904-05; chief of medical clinic, Colon Hospital, Panama, 1907-11; prof. 
pathology & bacteriology, Los Angeles dept. of the College of Medi- 
cine of Univ. of Cal. 1911-14; o. physician. Address: 932 Maltman 
Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Brooks, Eugene Clyde : b. Dec. 3, 1871; e. Sept., 1890, Grifton, 
N. C. ; A. B., '94 ; m. Ida Sapp ; p. prin. Kinston schs., supt. Monroe 
schools, supt. Goldsboro schs., ass't to State Supt. Public Instruction, 
pres. N. C. State Teachers' Assembly. Editor : North Carolina Poems. 
Author: The Story of Cotton; The Story of Corn; A Comparison of 
School Systems. Joint author : History in the Elementary Schools; 
North Carolina Geography; Agricultural Arithmetic; o. prof, educa- 
tion. Trinity College, editor N. C. Education. Address: Durham, 
N. C. 

Brooks, Fletcher Hastings : b. July 17, 1875 ; e. Oct., 1892, Reids- 
ville, N. C. ; B. S., '96; M. D. ; p. ass't resident physician, Mt. Hope Re- 
treat, Bait., Md. ; pathologist, Hospital for Insane, Sykesville, Md. ; o. 
surgeon, U. S. Navy. Address: Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Brooks, Thomas Lea: b. Oct. 11, 1876; e. Sept., 1893, Black Creek, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Daisy Elizabeth Smith; o. physician. Address: 
Oceana, Va. 

Broughten, John Franklin : b. Mar. 6, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1892 ; t. 1 
yr. ; m. Alice E. Penny; o. postmaster and farmer. Address: Garner, 
N. C. 

Brown, Fabius Porter: b. Aug. 3, 1873; Sept., 1890, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. (1) Lena Wynne, (2) Flo Broome; p. sec.-treas., 
Raleigh Real Estate and Trust Co.; o. undertakers' supplies. Address: 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Bruton, Raleigh Alexander: b. Nov. 16, 1863; e. Sept., 1891, 
Malee, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Clyde Swindell; p. mem. of N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S. since 1894; o. pastor, Tabor. Address: Tabor, N. C. 

Burkhead, Louis Lingurn : b. Jan. 25, 1867 ; e. Sept., 1885, New 
Bern, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Ann D. Hinde ; p. brakeman & conductor, 
S. C. railroad ; volunteer in Span. -Am. War ; material auditor, National 
Lines of Mexico, Mexico City, 14 yrs.; o. postmaster. Address: Colum- 
bus, N. M. 



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Bynum, Ernest T.: b. Jan. 19, 1873; e. Jan., 1890, Pittsboro, N. 
C. ; A. B., '92; Ph. D (Halle) ; m. Miss Shadduck; p. educational work 
for twelve years; o. real estate, grain, cattle ,and flour milling. Ad- 
dress: 1315, W. 23rd Street, Okla. City. 

Byrd, Jackson LEE: b. Aug. 12, 1863; e. Sept., 1885, B&rclaysville, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Lizzie Belle Williams ; p. pres. Farmers' and 
Merchants' Bank, Milltown, Ga. : o. naval stores manufacturer. Ad- 
dress: Milltown, Ga. 

Carlton, Luther Montrose: b. Mar. 27, 1877; e. Sept., 1892, 
Durham, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; m. Mary Graves Hines ; p. co. att'y; chmn. 
Democratic exec, com., 7 yrs. ; mayor Roxboro ; o. attorney-at-law. 
Address: Roxboro, N. C. 

Carpenter, J. D. : b. July 16, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1893 ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Ida 
Vanhorn Shirley ; p. traveling salesman ; o. law clerk, Indian Office, 
Dept. Interior. Address: 1816 Kilbourne PI., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Cates, Everett W. : b. May 13, 1859 ; e. Jan., 1879, Thomasville, N. 
C. ; t. 1J/2 yrs.; m. Blanche Bailey Pendleton; p. mayor and town 
com'r; ass't postmaster 1881-85; o. retired merchant and manufacturer. 
Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

Champion, John Dixon: b. June 27, 1872; e. Sept., 1892, Chalk 
Level, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. May Ola Jones; o. teacher. Address: Fu- 
quay Springs, N. C. 

Chatham, Paul: b. Sept. 2, 1869; e. Sept., 1885, Elkin, N. C. ; t. 
2 yrs. ; m. DeWitt Clinton Thurmond ; p. pres. Chatham Estates Inc. ; 
v.-pres. Chatham Mfg. Co., Elkin, N. C. ; o. real estate dealer. Ad- 
dress: Charlotte, N. C. 

Cheatham, Goode: b. Oct. 25, 1874; e. Sept., 1889, Henderson, N. 
C; t. 3 yrs.; M. D. ; m. Janie Withers; o. physician. Address: Bre- 
vard, N. C. 

Clarke, Stokes Montgomery: b. Nov. 16, 1860; e. Sept., 1883, 
Cedar Hill, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Florence Williamson Lea; p. teacher; 
o. farmer. Address: Ansonville, N. C. 

Cole, John Tunstiel: b. Oct. 27, 1858; e. Nov., 1879, Malmaison, 
Va. ; t. 2 l / 2 yrs.; m. Annie J. Collins; o. farmer. Address: Appomattox, 
Va., R. F. D. No. 1. 

Coltrane, Shubal Gardner : b. Apr. 22, 1848; e. Jan. 73, Trinity, 
N. C; t. 3 yrs.; m. (1) Lottie Atwell, (2) Spence M. Hankla; p. 
Address: Randleman, N. C. 

Corneeison, Robert L. : b. Nov. 3, 1870; e. Jan., 1890, Salisbury, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. (1) Lottie Atwell, (2) Spence M. Hankla; p. 
salesman; o. merchant and railroad clerk. Address: Bristol, Va. 



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Courtney, Robert M. : b. Nov. 1, 1874; e. Sept., 1893, Hartland, N. 
C; t. \y 2 yrs.; m. Luella Bartlett; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S. since 1899; o. pastor, West End Methodist Church. Address: 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Crawford, Thomas B. : b. Nov. 18, 1868; e. Sept., 1887, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Annie B. Cheatham; p. pres. and treas. 
Crawford PTb. and Mill Supply Co. ; o. merchant and contractor. Ad- 
dress: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

CranFord, William Ivey: b. Nov. 10, 1867; e. Sept., 1887, Ophir, 
N. C; A. B., '91; Ph.D. (Yale), '95; m. Nellie Edwards; o. professor 
of philosophy and dean of Trinity Coll. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Craven, E. B. : b. July 15, 1877 ; e. Sept., 1890, Trinity, N. C. ; m. 
Johnsie Smith; o. insurance and banking. Address: Lexington, N. C. 

Craven, Harvey Bernard : b. Feb. 28, 1876 ; e. Sept., 1892, Trinity 
N. C. ; A. B., '96; m. Alice Holman; p. co. prin. Belwood Inst., prin. E. 
Durham sch. ; prof, science, G. F. C. ; o. supt. schs., Newbern, N. C. 
Address: Newbern, N. C. 

Crawford, Robert Baker : b. Sept. 1, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1890, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; Ph. B., '95; m. Hallie Gracia Cozart; o. merchant. Ad- 
dress: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Creech, Robert Gerald : b. May 19, 1875 ; e. Sept. 1893, La Grange, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Hattie Taylor; p. mayor. La Grange, 2 yrs.; graded 
sch. trustee, 12 yrs. ; director Rouse Banking Co. ; o. merchant and 
farmer. Address: La Grange, N. C. 

Creee, Evander Kay: b. Sept. 2, 1870; e. Sept., 1893, Hope Mills, 
N. C. ; A. B., '97; m. Alexine Betton; p. teacher in Alabama, 1902; join- 
ed N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. in 1904; Montana Conf., 1905; teacher in 
Montana, 1906-07; Montana Conf., 1907-08; Denver Conf., 1908-09; 
o. instructor in Rutherford College. Address: Rutherford College, 
N. C. 

Croweee, James HallEck : b. Sept. 14, 1862; e. Sept.. 1888, Hall, 
Penn.; Ph. B., '92; LL. B. (Univ. Mich.) ; m. Mrs. F. Grothe; p. teacher 
and prin.; o. sec.-treas. Strayer & Bros. Co. Address: 780 W. Phila. 
St., York, Penn. 

Daily, James Adolphus : b. May 23, 1868 ; e. Sept., 1892, Mebane, 
N. C. ; t. 2> l / 2 yrs.; m. Adelaide Matilda Howland ; p. mem. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1895; o. pastor, West Durham. Address: 
West Durham, N. C. 

Daniels, John William: b. Feb. 14, 1880; e. Sept., 1892, Newbern, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. electrical engineer. Address: 665 Madison Ave., 
New York City. 



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Daniels, Thomas C: b. July 31, 1868; e. Sept., 1889, Newbern, N. 
C. ; Ph. B., '92; o. U. S. post office and attorney-at-law. Address: 414 
Elks Temple, Newbern, N. C. 

Davis, Robert Lee: b. Sept., 10, 1870; e. Sept., 1888; A. B., '92; 
m. Marriott Betts ; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1895; 
prohibition campaigner in Va., Ohio, W. Va., Ga., and Mass. ; o. 
supt. N. C. Anti-Saloon League. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Davis, Richard S. : b. Aug. 2, 1872; e. Sept., 1891; t. 2 yrs.; o. 
mgr. bureau of analysis, Continental and Commercial Nat'l Bank. 
Address: 5656 Prairie Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Deans, Ernest: b. Aug. 8, 1869; e. Sept., 1887, Wilson, N. C; t. 
1 yr. ; m. Mary Hunter Gray ; p. sec.-treas., B. & L. assn. ; mgr. cotton 
storage warehouse; o. insurance, real estate. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Dent, Stephen Sanders: b. Nov. 1, 1874; e. Sept., 1893, Jefferson, 
N. C; A.B., '97; A.M., '98; A.M., '00 (Harvard); m. Florence 
Merchant ; p. Am. Tob. Co. clerk ; So. Cot. Oil Co. shipping clerk ; 
mgr. Memphis Cotton Hull and Fibre Co.; o. manufacturer. Address: 
1243 Neptune St., Memphis, Tenn. 

Derham, William Patrick: b. Apr. 17, 1871; e. Sept., 1888, Fair 
Bluff, N. C; t. y 2 yr. ; o. truck farmer. Address: Chadbourn, N. C. 

Dickinson, Metus Troy : b. Nov. 12, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1893, Fremont, 
N. C. ; A. B., '97; A.M., '98; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Goldsboro, 
N. C. 

Dickinson, Elijah Thomas: b. Aug. 10, 1870; e. Sept., 1890, 
Fremont, N. C. ; B. S., '94; m. Willie Louise Watson; p. surgeon, 
Wilson sanatorium; o. physician. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Dowd, Herman : b. Aug. 24, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1890, Charlotte, N. C. ; 
t. 2 yrs. ; o. gen. mgr. Tampa-Cuba & T. O. L. Cigar Cos. for the 
Carolinas. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Dowless, David Elisha: b. Oct. 19, 1865; e. Sept., 1892, Dublin, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Miss Goettings; o. itinerant minister. Address: 
Rockville, Mo. 

Durham, Plato Tracy : b. Sept. 10, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1891, Greensboro, 
N. C. ; A. B., '95 ; D. D., '14 ; m. Lucy Cole ; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S. ; pastor and presiding elder; prof. Biblical literature, Trinity 
Coll.; o. dean and prof, church history, Candler Theo. Sch., Emory 
Univ. Address: 21 East 8th St., Atlanta, Ga. 

Durham, Robert Lee : b. May 4, 1870 ; e. Sept., 1887, Oxford, N. C. ; 
B. S., '91; m. Mary Willie Craton; p. mem. Board of Trustees, Trinity 
Coll., 1895-1911; attorney-at-law; instructor Davenport College (N. 
C.) ; instructor Centenary College (Tenn.). Author: The Call of the 
South; o. dean of Martha Washington College. Address: Abingdon, 
Va. 



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Edwards, Charles William : b. Dec. 13, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1890 ; 
A. B., '94; A.M., (Tulane) ; M.S., (Univ. of New York); m. Eva 
Marie Kramer ; p. scholar in mechanics, N. Y. Univ. ; fellow in physics, 
Columbia Univ. ; instructor in mathematics, Tulane Univ. ; o. prof. 
physics, Trinity College. Address: 406 Guess St., Durham, N. C. 

Edwards, Daniel Thomas : b. Oct. 16, 1870 ; e. Sept., 1887, Trinity, 
N. C; A. B, '92; Ph.D., (N. Y. Univ.) ; m. Capitola C. Grainger; p. 
teacher, editor; o. trucker and real estate dealer. Address: Kinston, 
N. C. 

Edwards, William Masters: b. Sept. 22, 1873; e. Sept., 1889; 
Hookerton, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Olga Turnage; o. merchant. Address: 
Ayden, N. C. 

Eure, Nathaniel Lindsay: b. Feb. 7, 1869; e. Jan., 1891, Stanhope, 
N. C. ; t. 3 T A yrs.; m. Annie Elizabeth Preyer; p. judge municipal court, 
1909-13 ; state councilor Jr. O. U. A. M., 1912-13 ; mem. N. C. legisla- 
ture, 1915-17; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Exum, William Jordan: b. Mar. 2, 1864; e. Aug., 1881, Stantons- 
burg, N. C. ; A. B., '85; m. Martha Chandler; o. manufacturer. Ad- 
dress: Johnson City, Tenn. 

Finch, Thomas J.: b. Dec. 1, 1864; e. Oct., 1880, Eden, N. C; t. 
2 yrs.; m. Hannah Brown; p. sheriff of Randolph County; o. farmer 
and manufacturer. Address: Trinity, N. C. 

Finch, William Atlas : b. March 13, 1870 ; e. Sept., 1890, Stanhope, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; B. L., (Univ. of Mich.); m. Mary Louise Ford; o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Flowers, William Washington: p. Nov. 5, 1874; e. Sept., 1890, 
Taylorsville, N. C. ; A. B., '94 ; A. M. ; p. teacher, prin., and supt. Dur- 
ham graded schs. ; manager Blackwell Tob. Co. ; manager Duke Branch, 
Liggett and Myers Tob. Co., Durham, N. C. ; o. with Liggett and Myers 
Tob. Co. Address: 212 Fifth Ave., New York City. 

Fortune, Robert Edward: b. Nov. 29, 1870; e. Sept., 1889, Salis- 
bury, N. C. ; t. 1^2 yrs.; o. physician. Address: Damascus, Washing- 
ton Co., Va. 

Fox, Ernest Wyatt : b. Feb. 5, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1890, Siler City, N. 
C. ; A. B, '95 ; m. Jennie E. Coble ; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S. since 1891; instructor in Biblical literature, Weaver College; o. 
pastor, Weaverville. Address: Weaverville, N. C. 

Frazier, Felix C: b. Jan. 15, 1838; e. Sept., 1853, Trinity, N. C; 
A. B., '57; A.M.; m. E. C. Coltrane; p. lst.-lieut. in Civil War; o. 
dentist. Address: Trinity, N. C. 



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Gandy, Ewell Longstreet: b. Apr. 17, 1867; e. Sept., 1884; t. 2 
yrs.; m. Miss Byrd; p. farmer; o. car and cabinet builder. Address: 
Hartsville, S. C, R. F. D., No. 1. 

Gibbons, Henry E. : b. Aug. 20, 1872; e. Sept., 1891, Jonesboro, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Margaret Decatur Wallace; o. wholesale grocer. Ad- 
dress: Hamlet, N. C. 

Gibbons, James Nicholson: b. Jan. 5, 1859; e. Jan., 1877, Roxboro, 
N. C; t. iy 2 yrs.; m. (1) Bettie F. Turner, (2) Mary Ida Start; o. 
auctioneer. Address: 402 S. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 

Gibson, William Ziba: b. Feb. 16, 1870; e. Sept., 1890, Gibson, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Florence Gibson ; o. druggist, postmaster, farmer. 
Address: Gibson, N. C. 

Giit, William Francis : b. Oct. 5, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1890, Henderson, 
N. C; A. B., '94; Johns Hopkins, '98; o. prof. Latin, Trinity Coll. Ad- 
dress: Durham, N. C. 

Gregson, Walter James: b. Dec. 11, 1868; e. August, 1887, Randle- 
man, N. C. ; t. \y 2 yrs.; certificate in busness dept. ; m. Juliet Redding; 
p. bookkeeper, 1889-93 ; attorney-at-law, 1895-06 ; in gov't service at 
Panama, 1907-09; o. farmer. Address: Spero, N. C. 

Green, Ernest J.: b. Sept. 27, 1876; e. Sept., 1892; A. B., '96; p. 
teacher, prin., and supt., Durham graded sch. ; o. sales mgr. Austin- 
Heaton Co. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Green, Ottis : b. July 29, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1893, Asheville, N. C. ; t. 
3 terms; m. Alleene Broach; p. hotel steward; o. hardware merchant. 
Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Hall, Julius Clegg : b. Nov. 23, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1893, Star, N. C. ; 
Ph. B., '96 ; m. Edith Mae Fitzgerald ; p. pres. and sec. Columbus Co. 
medical society; pres. and sec. Stanly Co. medical society; o. physician 
and surgeon. Address: Albemarle, N. C. 

Hanes, Jacob Franklin : b. July 1, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1890, Winston, 
N. C. ; t. 2y 2 yrs.; o. farmer and furniture m'f'r. Address: Mocks- 
ville, N. C. 

Hardesty, Elijah Dudley: b. Oct. 15, 1853; e. Jan., 1871, Beau- 
fort, N. C. ; t. \y 2 yrs.; m. Elizabeth R. Sabiston; p. justice of peace, 
12 yrs. ; co. surveyor, 14 yrs. ; S. S. supt., 16 yrs. ; o. surveyor and 
farmer. Address: Harlowe, N. C. 

Harris, Melancthon Renchor: b. Aug. 1, 1859; e. Sept., 1878, 
Thomasville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Ada M. Tysinger ; p. salesman ; S. S. 
supt.; teacher; Co. com'r, 2 terms; o. farmer. Address: Thomasville, 
N. C. 

Harrison, Ben F. : b. Jan. 22, 1875; e. Nov., 1893, Calvin, Okla.; 
A. B., '97; m. Grace Liegerot; p. mem. Okla. Constitutional Conven- 



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tion ; mem. Okla. legislature, 3 terms ; sec. State of Okla. ; o. farmer 
and rancher. Address: Calvin, Okla. 

Harrison, Edwin Marriott: b. June 24, 1874; e. Sept., 1892, Wake 
Forest, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; M. D., '02 (Chicago Coll. of Medicine and 
Surgeons) ; M. D., '10 (Loyola Univ.) ; postgraduate work in Vienna; 
license to practice by examination in Kans., Neb., Mich., Tex., 111., N. 
C. ; p. chief medical examiner, Liberal Life Assurance Co., Anderson, 
Ind. ; asso. prof, diseases of nose and throat, 111. Postgraduate Medi- 
cal School; o. physician and surgeon. Address: 5 South Wabash Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

Harriss, Charles Thomas : b. Nov. 26, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1890, Wilson, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; o. solicitor of insurance. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

HartsEll, Luther Thompson: b. Oct. 13, 1870; e. Sept., 1890, 
Bost's Mill, N. C; Ph. B., '94; LL. B. (Univ. of N. C.) ; m. Janie 
Erwin ; p. mem. N. C. legislature, 1899; mem. State Senate, 1911; city 
att'y of Concord, 1907-13; Co. att'y for Cabarrus, 1902-08, 1910-12; o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Concord, N. C. 

Hamer, E. A. : b. Feb. 6, 1849 ; e. Sept., 1868, Point Caswell, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Virginia Elizabeth Russ; p. justice of peace; o. banker 
and farmer. Address: Atkinson, N. C. 

Hathcock, Thomas A.: b. Oct. IS, 1865; e. Sept., 1888, Norwood, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; M. D., '93 (Univ. Md.) ; m. Estelle Dunlap; p. pres. 
Stanly Co. medical society; local surgeon, So. Ry. and N. & S. Ry; 
pres. Bank of Norwood ; pres. River View Milling Co. and Stanly 
Cotton Oil Co.; o. physician. Address: Norwood, N. C. 

Hauser, Samuel Alexander Wilson : b. May 2, 1851 ; e. Sept., 
1877, Venna, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Cynthia Lotitia Crews ; o. farmer. 
Address: Winston-Salem, N. C, R. F. D., No. 2. 

HaydEn, Jesse F. : b. Feb. 14, 1875 ; e. Feb., 1893, Tyro Shops, N. 
C. ; B. S., '96 ; m. Velva Green ; p. sec.-treas., Independent Telephone 
Co., Lexington, N. C. ; pres. Randleman Telephone Co., Randleman, 
N. C. ; sec-treas. and mgr. Thomasville Telephone Co. ; o. mgr. North 
State Telephone Co. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Hayes, Leonard Oscar : b. Sept. 8, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1890, Black Creek, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Minnie Aycock; o. physician. Address: Fremont, 
N. C. 

HawlEy, Francis Oscar: b. Feb. 14, 1846; e. Sept., 1862, Fayette- 
ville, N. C. ; m. C. McL. McBryde ; p. city physician and supt. health 
dept. Charlotte, 17 yrs.; o. physician. Address: 9 N. Long St., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Holland, H. B.: b. Jan. 15, 1869; e. Sept., 1888, Newbern, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs. ; m. May Caho ; p. clerk N. S. R. R. ; clerk to traffic mgr. 



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Amer. Co., N. Y. ; o. gen. fr't and passenger ag't, D. and S. B. R. R. 
Address: Dover, N. C. 

Howerton, Thomas J.: b. Feb. 18, 1875; e. Sept., 1891, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Margaret Theresa Lurton ; o. osteopathic physician. 
Address: 600 Southern Bldg., Washington, D. C. 

HoyeE, Thomas Crawford : b. Aug. 30, 1868 ; e. Aug., 1892, Jones- 
boro, N. C. ; A. B., '94; studied law at Wake Forest Coll.; m. Lucy 
W. Welfley; p. prin. Burlington Academy; chmn. Co. board of elec- 
tion, Guilford Co.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Hunt, Edward A.: b. June 22, 1870; e. Sept., 1888, Oxford, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; o. farmer. Address: Oxford, N. C. 

Ihrie, Harry Ross : b. May 24, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1890, Pittsboro, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; studied law at Univ. of N. C. ; m. Laura Lake; p. whole- 
sale and retail grocer ; practicing att'y in N. C, Ga., and Texas ; cotton- 
planter and stock-raiser in Miss. ; o. attorney-at-law. Address : San 
Antonio, Texas. 

Ingram, John R. : b. Nov. 21, 1870; e. Sept., 1893, Star, N. C. ; t. 
V/2 yrs.; m. Maggie C. Harris; p. 2 yrs. W. R. Bonsai & Co.; 
o. coca-cola bottler. Address: Sanford, N. C. 

IvEy, Eugene C: b. June 27, 1874; e. Jan., 1894, Newton, N. C. ; 
Ph. B., '97; m. Annie Carver Vasseur; p. 5 yrs. chief electrician, West- 
inghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co., Pittsburg, Pa.; Ark. and Texas consoli- 
dated Ice and Coal and Electric Co., Marshal, Texas ; o. sec.-treas., 
Citizens Light and Power Co. Address: Lenoir, N. C. 

Ivey, George Franks: b. June 24, 1870; e. Aug., 1887, Olin, N. C; 
Ph. B., '90; m. Blanch Sherrill; o. mfg. school desks. Address: Hick- 
ory, N. C. 

James, Thomas Thayer: b. Jan. 11, 1868; e. Jan., 1890, Waycross, 
N. C. ; A. B., '93; m. Fleta Gertrude Strickland; p. supt. co. schs. and 
city schs. of Lumpkin ; chmn. board of education ; alderman ; solicitor 
city courts; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Lumpkin, Ga. 

Johnson, Dougan Clark: b. Oct. 24, 1875; e. Sept., 1889, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B., '94 ; m. Lucy Ella Ritchie ; p. supt. Cooleemee graded 
sch. ; supt. Bessemer City graded sch. ; o. prin. Trinity high sch. Ad- 
dress: Trinity, N. C. 

Judd, James M. : b. Jan. 29, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1891, Enno, N. C. ; t. 2 
yrs.; m. Amorette A. Ballentine; p. surgeon to Norfolk So. R. R. Co.; 
vice-pres. Bank of Varina, N. C. ; o. physician. Address: Cardenas, 
N. C. 

Kearns, Oscar E.: b. Dec. 6, 1868; e. Sept., 1889, High Point, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Effie Johnston; p. sec.-treas. Kearns Furniture Co.; 
o. furniture manufacturer. Address: High Point, N. C. 



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KerlEy, Robert Porter: b. Oct. 7, 1874; e. Sept., 1892, Morganton, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. asst. supt. Erwin Cotton Mills. Address : West 
Durham, N. C. 

Koonce, John Brock: b. May 12, 1872; e. Sept., 1892, Trenton, 
N. C. ; A. B., '95 ; m. Novella Brogden ; p. chief clerk, office Sec. State, 
Raleigh, N. C. ; clerk and deputy collector internal revenue ; o. prin. 
high sch. Address: Lonoke, Ark. 

Koonce, Simon EverETTE: b. May 14, 1870; e. Sept., 1887, Trenton, 
N. C. ; A. B., '90; m. Lila M. Ward; o. physician. Address: Wilming- 
ton, N. C. 

Lane, Guy S. : b. Feb. 5, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1892, Bellair, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; 
m. Bertha May; o. R. R. engineer, merchant, real estate dealer. Ad- 
dress: Box 92, Spencer, N. C. 

Leak, James N. : b. Oct. 7, 1856 ; e. Sept., 1868, Trinity, N. C. ; t. 
5 yrs. ; m. Sadie E. Poe ; p. tobacco mf r., 18 yrs. ; o. interior decorator 
and dealer in carpets, rugs, etc. Address: 612 W. Gaston St., Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

LinnEy, Frank ArmEield : b. June 29, 1874; e. Aug., 1891, Taylors- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 3^2 yrs. ; m. Mary Hessie Matheson ; p. solicitor 13th 
judicial district, 8 yrs.; chmn. republican state exec, com.; candidate 
for Congress, 1914; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Boone, N. C. 

LinnEy, James Ceayborne: b. Jan. 19, 1868; e. 1891, York Insti- 
stute, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Nettie B. Collins ; p. att'y-at-law ; prin. of 
schs., Richland, N. C, Hamilton, N. C, Lincolnton, N. C, Moravian 
Falls,' N. C, Blountville, Tenn., Taylorsville, Ga., Willacoochee, Ga. ; 
o. prin. high sch. Address: Willacooche, Ga. 

McCaneess, Charles Enoch : b. Feb. 20, 1870 ; e. Sept., 1887, Trin- 
ity, N. C; Ph. B., '91; A.M., (Harvard); studied law at Vander- 
bilt Univ. ; m. Helen Virginia Jones ; p. prin. Walkertown high sch., 
Murray school (Asheville, N. C.) ; headmaster Rock River Military 
Academy, Dixon, 111.; teacher English and math., Dallas (Tenn.), high 
sch.; o. principal Lincoln School. Address: 703 Johnstone Ave., 
Bartlesville, Okla. 

McCoy, Frank Lee: b. Sept. 17, 1870; e. Sept., 1888, LaGrange, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; A. B., B. S., Ph. D. (Univ. Tenn.) ; m. Janie Brown ; 
o. prin. Riverside Military Academy Address: Gainesville, Ga. 

McCracken, Jacob Hoi/f: b. July 15, 1865; e. Jan., 1888, Cedar 
Grove, N. C; t. 2y 2 yrs.; A.M., '93 (Rutherford Coll.); m. Lula 
Ann Woods ; p. prin. Caldwell Inst., 7 yrs. ; mem. N. C. Conf ., M. E. 
Ch., S. since 1897; o. pastor, Central Church. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

McCrary, John Raymond : b. Apr. 23, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1887, Lexing- 
ton, N. C; A. B., '91; A.M., (Michigan Univ.); m. Mary Tatum; p. 
mem. N. C. legislature, 1897; referee in bankruptcy; alderman of Lex- 



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ington, 4 yrs. ; pres. Daniel Boone Memorial Asso. ; o. attorney-at-law. 
Address: Lexington, N. C. 

McLarty, Emmett Kennedy: b. Apr. 17, 1869; e. Sept., 1892, Mon- 
roe, N. C; A. B., '95; B. D. (Vanderbilt) ; D. D., '14; m. Mary Whit- 
mel Brown; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1898; o. 
pastor, Tryon St. Church. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Makepeace, Chas. R.: b. May 20, 1860; e. Sept., 1876, Franklinville, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Kate Amelia Salisbury ; o. architect and mill engi- 
neer. Address: Providence, R. I. 

Mangum, Addison Goodloe : b. Jan. 24, 1868 ; e. Sept., 1893, Flat 
River, N. C. ; t. */> yr., (law) ; m. Annie Walton; p. mem N. C. legis- 
lature, 1907-08 ; trustee Univ. N. C. ; o. attorney-at-law ; Co. and city 
att'y. Address: Gastonia, N. C. 

Mann, James Emory: b. Aug. 14, 1867; e. Sept., 1888, Greensboro, 
N. C. ; A. B., '90 ; p. with C. F. & Y. V. Ry. ; A. C. L. Ry. ; o. with 
Southern Ry. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Mann, Jefeerson Davis : b. Dec. 22, 1861 ; e. Sept., 1880, Bynum, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Eva Leona Woodburn ; p. director High Point 
Savings Bank & Trust Co. ; sec.-treas. Mann Drug Co. ; o. druggist. 
Address: High Point, N. C. 

Mason, Charles North: b. Aug. 1, 1854; e. Sept., 1874, Newport, 
N. C. ; A. B., 78; M. D. ; m. Bettie O. Fearrington; p. chmn. co. board 
of education; o. physician. Address: Harlowe, N. C. 

Massey, Lucius S. : b. Dec. 16, 1865 ; e. Sept., 1887, Durham, N. C. ; 
B. D., '91; m. Mary Anderson; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. 
since 1891; o. editor, Raleigh Christian Advocate. Address: Raleigh, 
N. C. 

Mauney, Charles Junius : b. Feb. 28, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1891, Yadkin 
Falls, N. C; t. \y 2 yrs.; graduated from Md. Coll. of Pharmacy, 1896; 
m. Margie Atkins; o. druggist. Address: Albemarle, N. C. 

Mauney, James Monroe: b. Dec. 28, 1865; e. Sept., 1884, Milledge- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 3^4 yrs.; m. Nolie Florence Burt; p. justice of peace, 
sec. sch. board; o. merchant, farmer. Address: New London, N. C. 

Mayer, Robert Andrew : b. June 18, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1892, Charlotte, 
N. C. ; Ph. B., '96; m. Mina Caldwell Brem ; p. salesman and ass't. mgr. 
Mayer Gro. Co.; o. insurance. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Maytubby, Joseph S. : b. 1870; e. Sept, 1892, Boggy Depot, I. T. ; 
'96; m. Theodosia A. Kemp; o. farmer and stock-raiser. Address'. 
Wapanucka, Okla. 

Mercer, Saul Erastus: b. Apr. 2, 1867; e. Sept., 1893, Howellsville, 
N. C; A. B, '96; m. Ethel Thompson; p. mem. N. C. Conf, M. E. Ch, 
S. since 1896; o. pres. Carolina Coll. Address: Maxton, N. C. 



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Merritt, William Calhoun: b. Feb. 27, 1866; e. Jan., 1890, Way 
Cross, N. C. ; t. 3J^ yrs. ; m. Mary L. Woodley; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1893; o. pastor. Address: Rich Square, N. C. 

Miller, Frank Marvin: b. Aug. 1, 1874; e. Aug., 1890, Goldsboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Julia Herring; o. mgr. Southern Cotton Oil Co. 
Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Miller, Kerr Lynn: b. 1872; e. Sept., 1893, Statesville, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs. ; m. Nannie May Shelton ; p. rural mail carrier ; o. U. S. 
mail service. Address: Statesville, N. C. 

Mock, John Herman: b. Feb. 5, 1875; e. Sept., 1893, Thomasville, 
N. C,; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mary Slover Guion; o. physician. Address: 
Thomasville, N. C. 

Montgomery, C. Richmond: b. Nov. 29, 1874; e. Sept., 1891, Con- 
cord, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; p. druggist; o. traveling salesman. Address: 
Concord, N. C. 

Moore, Ulysses C. : b. July 16, 1866; e. Sept., 1891, Ararat, Va. ; 
t. 2Y2 yrs.; LL. B., '98 (Univ. Tenn.) ; m. Rosa Burnett; p. sec. co. 
election board; mem. board of education; o. attorney-at-law. Address: 
Lawton, Oklahoma. 

Moose, Jacob Robert : b. July 28, 1864 ; e. Jan., 1888, Oxford, N. C. ; 
B. D., '92; m. Mary M. Durham; p. joined W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S. in 1892; o. missionary; presiding elder, Seoul District. Address: 
Seoul, Korea. 

MoylE, Samuel Thomas: b. Mar. 19, 1864; e. Aug., 1887, Gold- 
hill, N. C. ; t. 3 l / 2 yrs.; m. Flora Mclver Boddie; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1892; o. pastor, Raeford. Address: Raeford, N. C. 

Newsom, Larry Edward : b. May 6, 1862 ; e. Sept., 1887, Lucama, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Julia Deans ; p. teacher, traveling salesman, clerk ; 
o. farmer and carrier for rural delivery. Address: Lucama, N. C. 

Nichols, Rhodes Edmond: b. July 27, 1864; e. Sept., 1887, Dayton, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; M. D. ; m. Anner E. Chandler; p. physician; mem. 
board co. commissioners ; examiner for several life ins. cos. ; o. phy- 
sician. Address: Gorman, N. C. 

Oliver, Daniel Upton : b. June 10, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1889, Pine Level, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Sallie A. Braswell; o. merchant and planter. Ad- 
dress : Pine Level, N. C. 

Parker, Thomas Anson: b. Aug. 14, 1870; e .Sept., 1890, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. \y 2 yrs.; unmarried; p. local minister, M. E. Ch., South; o. 
farmer. Address: High Point, N. C. R. F. D. No. 5. 

Parrish, Eugene S.: b. July 18, 1875; e. Sept., 1891, Archdale, N. 
C. ; t. 1 term; o. cigar dealer. Address: High Point, N. C. 



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Pate, James Patrick: b. Feb. 7, 1868; e. Sept., 1889, Goldsboro, 
N. C; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Effie V. Thayer; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M E. Ch., 
S. since 1892; o. pastor. Address: Whiteville, N. C. 

Patrick, James Eliakim : b. Feb. 11, 1871; e. Sept., 1891, Institute, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; M. D., in 1900; m. (1) Maud Jenkins, (2) Virginia 
Moore; o. physician. Address: Raeford, N. C. 

Payne, Bruce R. : b. Feb. 18, 1874; e. Sept., 1892, Morganton, N. 
C; A. B., '96, A.M., '99, Ph.D. (Colum. Univ.); m. Lula Carr; p. 
prin. Morganton High School; teacher Durham High School; prof. 
William and Mary Coll. ; prof. Univ. of Va. ; o. pres. George Peabody 
College for Teachers. Address: Nashville, Tenn. 

Pegram, George Braxton : b. Oct. 24, 1876 ; e. Sept., 1891, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B. '95; m. Florence Bement; p. teacher, Trinity High School 
1895-7; librarian, Trinity Coll, 1897-8; prin. Roxboro Acad. 1898-9; 
graduate student Columbia Univ. 1899-1903 ; assistant, tutor, instructor, 
asst. prof., associate-prof, of physics, Columbia Univ.; Tyndall Fellow 
in physics, 1907-8; magnetic observer U. S. Coast and Geodetic Sur- 
vey in summers, 1903-6; o. associate-prof, of Physics, Columbia Univ. 
Address : Livingston Ave., Riverdale, New York City. 

Pepper, James Clarendon : b. Feb. 17, 1872 ; e. Nov., 1887, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Margaret Carr; o. merchant. Address: Trinity, 
N. C. 

Perry, John Sidney: b. June 26, 1871; e. Sept., 1892, Durham, 
N. C. ; t .1 term.; m. Nena Roslin Pool; o. wholesale grocer. Address: 
Durham, N. C. 

Phieer, Braxton: b. Aug. 18, 1873; e. Sept., 1891, Monroe, N. C; 
A. B., '94; o. cotton dealer. Address: Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Peyeer, Conrad A. : b. Apr. 9, 1859 ; e. Sept., 1881, Wild Cat, S. C. ; 
A. B., '83 ; m. Charlotte Hodges ; p. prin. rural graded schools ; o. 
teacher. Address : Lancaster, S. C. 

PlyeEr, Aeva Washington: b. Sept. 14, 1867; e. Sept., 1889, States- 
ville, N. C. ; B. D., '92, Student at Chicago Univ. : m. Grace Davis 
Barnhardt; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1892; pre- 
siding elder and pastor; o. pastor Lexington Methodist Church. Ad- 
dress : Lexington, N. C. 

Peyler, Marion Timothy: b. Sept. 14, 1867; e. Sept., 1889, States- 
ville, N. C; A. B., '92; A.M., '97; M. A., '05 (Univ. of N. C.) ; student 
Univ. of Chicago; m. Epia Duncan Smith; p. mem. N. C. Conf. M. E. 
Ch., S. since 1892; pastor and presiding elder; trustee Greensboro 
Coll. for Women; mem. Gen'l Conf. 1914; director and sec. and treas. 
Raleigh Advocate Co.; o. presiding elder of Raleigh District. Address: 
Raleigh, N. C. 



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Poole, Robert Troy : b. Sept. 30, 1872 ; e. Feb., 1894, Capel's Mills, 
N. C; A.B., '97; m. (1) Bertha May Pulliam, (2) Bessie Pulliam; 
p. county supt. of schools, Montgomery County; mem. of General As- 
sembly, 1909; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Troy, N. C. 

Price, Joseph Frederick : b. Mar. 8, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1892, Dillsboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Julia Hughes; p. mem. Ala. Conf. M. E. Ch., S. 
since 1894; o. pastor. Address: Georgiana, Ala. 

RapER, Albert Sidney: b. Dec. 24, 1868; e. Sept., 1892, Enterprise, 
N. C. ; t. yrs. ; m. Ada Olivia Spaugh ; p. member of W. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1897; o. pastor. Address: Concord, N. C. 

Raper, Charles Lee: b. Mar. 10, 1870; e. Sept., 1888, High Point, 
N. C; A. B., '92; Ph.D. (Columbia Univ.); m. Hennetta Fort Wil- 
liams ; p. inst. in Trinity Coll. 1892-3 ; prof, in Greensboro Female 
Coll. 1894-8; lecturer in Columbia Univ. 1900-1; o. prof of Economics 
and Dean of Graduate School, Univ. of N. C. Address: Chapel Hill, 
N. C. 

Ratledge, John Thomas: b. Apr. 9, 1868; e. Sept., 1891, Calahaln, 
N. C; t. 2 yrs.; m. Susie Dalton; p. mem. of W. N. C. Conf. M. E. 
Ch., S. since 1894; o. pastor. Address: Mooresville, N. C. 

Reid, Fuller L. : b. 1875 ; e. Sept., 1893, Greensboro ; t. 1 yr. ; m. 
Sallie Scott Williams ; p. druggist and salesman ; o. salesman and divi- 
sion manager. Address: Troutville, Va. 

Reid, Numa RainE: b. Aug. 30, 1873; e. Sept., 1889, Wentworth, 
N. C. ; t. 4 yrs. ; m. Fannie Haller Williams ; p. book-keeper, newspaper 
reporter in Danville, Va. ; hotelist. Address: Wentworth, N. C. 

Richardson, Julius Benton: b. May 12, 1874; e. Sept., 1893, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. bookkeeper, salesman, traveling salesman; o. 
salesman. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Riddick, Nathaniel J.: b. Jan. 26, 1876; e. Sept., 1893, Gatesville, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Jayney S. Martin ; p. lumber business in California, 
Washington and Oregon; commercial traveler in Kansas and Missouri; 
o. general merchandise and farming. Address: Gatesville, R. F. D. to 
Merchant Mills, N. C. 

Rives, George E. : b. Sept. 10, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1893, Goldston, N. C. ; 
t. 1 term ; p. teacher, 1894-05 ; rural mail carrier 1905-8 ; o. railroad 
agent. Address: Goldston, N. C. 

Robbins, William M. : b. Dec. 23, 1864 ; e. Sept., 1890, Gladesboro, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Fannie Winecoff; p. mem. of W. N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S., since 1893; o. pastor. Address: Brevard, N. C. 

Rodgers, Jesse Pinckney: b. Feb. 19, 1866; e. Sept., 1888, Enock- 
ville, N. C. ; B. D., '92; m. Lottie Burrage; p. prin. Belwood Institute, 



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1892-6; agent Children's Home, 3 yrs. ; mem. of W. N. C. Conf. M. 
E. Ch., S. since 1892; o. pastor. Address: Canton, N. C. 

Rogers, Benjamin Winston: b. Aug. 19, 1874; e. Sept., 1892, 
Durham, N. C. ; t. 2j4 yrs.; o. real estate and insurance. Address: 
Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Rose, Edward Eugene: b. Mar. 20, 1866; e. Sept., 1887; t. 2y 2 yrs.; 
m. Maggie Waller Umstead; p. mem. of N. C. Conf. M. E. Ch., S. 
since 1891; o. pastor. Address: Conway, N. C. 

Rose, W. L.: b. Aug. 11, 1834; e. Sept., 1853, Fayetteville, N. C; 
t. 4 yrs.; p. with Bank of State of N. C; volunteer in Confederate 
army; merchant. Address: Wadesboro, N. C. 

Rountree, Eugene Charles : b. Aug. 22, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1892, Kin- 
ston, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Elizabeth Cleapor ; p. fire insurance at Kin- 
ston, 1894-10; South-Eastern underwriters Ass'n at Atlanta, 1910-15; 
o. special agent of fire insurance. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

RumlEy, Julian Leecraft: b. Jun. 14, 1870; e. Sept., 1887, Beau- 
fort, N. C. ; B. D., '92; m. Mary Louise Haskett; p. mem. of N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1892; o. pastor. Address: Fremont, N. C. 

Rowe, Gilbert Theodore: b. Sept. 10, 1875; e. Sept., 1892, Monroe; 
A.B., '95; D. D., '14; S. T D. Temple Univ.; m. Caroline Pearl Bos- 
tian; p. prof. Hendrix Coll. 1895-6; mem. of W. N. C. Conf. M. E. 
Ch., S. since 1896; pastor and presiding elder; mem. of boards of 
trustees of Trinity Coll. and Greensboro Coll. for Women; o. pastor. 
Address: High Point, N. C. 

Rowland, William Thaddeus : b. Dec. 30, 1871; e. Sept., 1889, 
Middleburg, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Ida Beardsley; o. dist. manager of 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. Address: Middleburg, N. C. 

Scarborough, Rueus Baxter: b. June 13, 1876; e. Sept., 1895, Mt. 
Gilead, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Edna Baldwin ; p. salesman, book- 
keeper; o. merchant. Address: Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Schoonover, John S. : b. July 14, 1868 ; e. Sept., 1889 ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. 
Stativa Place; p. vice-pres. Monroe Co. Nat. Bank; o. treasurer S. & 
B. Telephone Co. Address: Stroudsburg, Penn. 

Sessoms, William Troy: b. June 10, 1870; e. Jan., 1888, Stedman, 
N. C. ; Ph. B., '92; m. Miss Ellsworth; o. book-keeper and cashier. 
Address: 606 Cantegral St., Dallas, Texas. 

Sharpe, John Allen: b. Dec, 1873; e. Sept., 1892, Stem, N. C. 
A. B., '98 ; rn. Daisy Courtney ; p. teacher, cotton mill supt. ; o. editor 
Lumberton Robesonian, publisher. Address: Lumberton, N. C. 

Sherrill, Frank Cebern : b. May 10, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1893, Doolie, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mollie Barnette; o. manufacturer. Address: Cornelius, 
N. C. 



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Shinn, James Franklin : b. Aug. 25, 1867 ; e. Sept., 1892, George- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '94 ; m. Annette Corinn Harris ; o. manufacturer. 
Address: Norwood, N. C. 

Smoot, Thomas Arthur : b. Mar. 6, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1891, Moores- 
ville, N. C; A. B., '95; D. D., (Randolph-Macon); m. Leila Gilchrist 
McGirt; p. headmaster Trinity High School, 1895-7; prof, physics and 
chemistry, Greensboro Female College, 1898-1900; mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. 1900-10; transferred to Va. Conf., in 1910, stationed at 
Epworth Church, Norfolk; o. pastor, Centenary Church, Richmond. 
Address: 112 N. 5th St., Richmond, Va. 

Stamper, E. N.: b. July 12, 1868; e. Sept., 1881; t. 1 yr. ; m. Sallie 
Ann Crow; o. farmer. Address: Cherokee, N. C. 

Stanford, James Townsend : b. Sept. 26, 1872; e. Sept., 1893, Mt. 
Tirzah ; A. B., '97 ; m. Addie Blanche Flythe ; p. prin. Coll. Inst., Hook- 
erton, N. C, 1897-8; prin. Malboro High School, 1898-9; mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1899; o. minister. Address: Williamston, 
N. C. 

Starling, George Washington : b. July 17, 1862 ; e. Sept., 1888, 
Goldsboro, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Maggie Lee Starling; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1890; o. minister. Address: Zebulon, N. C. 

Stewart, Henry Dixon : b. Jan. 5, 1872 ; e. Aug., 1887, Monroe, N. 
C. ; A. B., '92; m. lone Shell Wolfe; p. surgeon S. A. L. Railway for 
8 yrs. ; co. supt. of Health for Union Co. ; o. physician and surgeon. 
Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Stewart, Plummer: b. July 13, 1870; e. Jan., 1892, Stevens, N. C; 
Ph. B., '94; m. Annie Harrell ; p. county supt. of Education of Union 
County, 1899-1900; mem. of General Assembly, 1913-14; o. attorney-at- 
law. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Taylor, R. P.: b. Oct. 7, 1883; e. Sept., 1899, Hookerton, N. C; 
t. 1J/2 yrs.; o. bookkeeper. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

Thomas, Charles Robert: b. Aug., 1875; e. Sept., 1891, Thomas- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs. ; m. Susie Virginia Perkins ; o. registered drug- 
gist. Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

Thompson, George A. : b. Mar. 25, 1848 ; e. Jan., 1868 ; t. 1 yr. ; m. 
Corina Keeran. Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

Thompson, Bryant Carson: b. June 18, 1864; e. Jan., 1891, Camer- 
on, N. C. ; t. 2 terms; m. Lily V. Jordan; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. 
Ch., S. since 1892; o. pastor. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Thorne, Silas Owens : b. Jan. 7, 1876 ; e. Sept., 1894, Littleton, N. 
C. ; A. B., '98 ; p. General Fire Extinguisher Co., in Charlotte, Atlanta, 



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New Orleans, since 1900; o. manager New Orleans General Fire Ex- 
tinguisher Co. Address: New Orleans, La., Box 242. 

Turner, Joseph Pinkney: b. Dec. 18, 1871; e. Sept., 1891, Cool 
Springs, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. mem. N. C. Med. Soc. ; mem. Amer. Med. 
Ass'n. ; mem. Med. Section Amer. Life Con.; director Jefferson Stand- 
ard Life Ins. Co.; o. Med. Director Jefferson Standard Life Insurance 
Co. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Tuttle, Robert J. Gamewell : b. Feb. 2, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1890, Hart- 
land, N. C. ; A. B., '94; m. Janie Gregory; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. since 1894; o. pastor. Address: Albemarle, N. C. 

Tuttle, George Anson: b. Aug. 8, 1874; e. Sept., 1893, Hartland, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. farmer. Address: Lenoir, N. C, R. F. D. 5. 

Umstead, Henry Vernon: b. Apr. 15, 1873; e. Sept., 1892, Umbra, 
N. C. ; t. 1 term; m. Hattie Freeland; o. farmer. Address: Bahama, 
N. C. 

Ware, Sterling Ansel: b. Oct. 4, 1875; e. Sept., 1899, Ashland, 
N. C; t. 2 yrs.; M. D., (Univ. of Nashville); m. Claudia A. Neal; 
o. merchant. Address: Elon College, N. C. 

Weaver, Charles Clinton : b. June 21, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1893, Weaver- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '95 ; student Vanderbilt Univ. 1895-96 ; Ph. D., '00 
(Johns Hopkins Univ.) ; m. Florence Stacy; p. pres. Rutherford Coll., 
1900-03; pres. Davenport Coll. 1903-10; o. pres. Emory and Henry Coll. 
Address: Emory, Va. 

Webb, Albert Shipp : b. Mar. 1, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1891, Denver, N. C. ; 
A. B., '96; m. Meta C. Stimson ; p. prin. Rich Square High School and 
Readeland Acad. ; supt. Maxton Graded School ; o. supt. Concord 
Graded School. Address: Concord, N. C. 

Weeks, William Jesse: b. Jan. 4, 1871; e. Sept., 1887, Southport, 
N. C. ; t. \y 2 yrs.; m. Irene Thompson; p. 8 yrs. in U. S. L. S. S. 
station; o. proprietor tonsorial parlor. Address: Southport, N. C. 

Westbrook, John Hardy: b. Sept. 14, 1874; e. Sept., 1893, Faison, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Ella Boney; o. manager, Southern Cotton Oil Co. 
Address: Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Williams, Rufus Eugene: b. Feb. 16, 1877; e. Sept., 1892, Gates- 
ville, N. C. ; t. V/ 2 terms; p. prin. Ormondsville High School, Gates- 
ville Academy, Belhaven Graded School; o. assistant postmaster. Ad- 
dress: Gatesville, N. C. 

Willieord, Benjamin B. : b. Mar. 10, 1868; e. Sept., 1887, Rocky 
Mt., N. C; t. 1 term; m. Irene E. Hart; p. railroad contractor; o. 
merchant. Address: Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Willis, Walter Herbert: b. Apr. 13, 1868; e. Sept., 1888, New 
Bern, N. C. ; B. D., '92; m. Bernice Bagby; p. mem. N. C. and W. N. 



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C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. since 1892; pastor and presiding elder; o. 
pastor. Address: Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Waus, Robert Henry: b. Dec. 1, 1872; e. Sept., 1889, Goldsboro, 
N. C; A. B., '93; m. Annie Blanchard; p. mem. of N. C. Conf., M. E. 
Ch., S. since 1893; Conf. missionary sec; mem. General Board of Mis- 
sions; sec. N. C. Conf.; o. presiding elder of Warrenton District. 
Address: Littleton, N. C. 

Woodward, George Washington: b. June 12, 1845; e. Sept., 1862, 
Fayetteville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Delia Estelle White ; o. city clerk. 
Address: Durham, N. C. 

Woodward, George Jackson : b. Jan. IS, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1893, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 1 term ; m. Annie Rosalind Rountree ; o. bookkeeper. 
Address: Greenville, N. C. 

Woodward, John Lisbon: b. July 15, 1869; e. Sept., 1890, Richlands, 
N. C. ; Ph. B., '94; m. Lila McFarland; p. supt. Whiteville Graded 
Schools ; supt. Jonesboro High School ; supt. Lucama Graded Schools ; 
supt. Rock Hill and Lumber Bridge High Schools ; licensed to practice 
law; o. teacher. Address: Lumber Bridge, N. C. 

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HOW THE FIRST STATE NORMAL SCHOOL 
BECAME TRINITY COLLEGE 

EUGENE C. BROOKS, '94 

Braxton Craven became a local Methodist preacher before 
Normal College was founded. He was first a preacher of the 
gospel ; hence he is recollected best by his students because of 
his morning talks to students. He was a great classroom lec- 
turer likewise, and his talks on natural philosophy, mental phi- 
losophy, and political economy are reviewed even today by 
his students who took full notes on his recitations. He was a 
student of educational questions ; hence his efforts to secure 
better training for teachers. Moreover, he was profoundly 
concerned over the work of the Methodist church, and he 
sought to improve the young preachers and to provide suitable 
training for them. This led him in 1851, the year Normal 
College was chartered, to make a proposition to the Methodist 
conference in Salisbury "to educate without charge young 
men preparing for the ministry." 

PRESIDENT CRAVEN TAKES THE FIRST STEP 

Bishop Asbury, the father of American Methodism, labor- 
ed zealously for nearly a half a century to perfect the organi- 
zation of the church "and to establish schools." He wrote, 
preached, and traveled in the interest of schools. It was his 
desire to see a good Methodist school in every conference ; and 
before he died (1816), he saw high schools and colleges estab- 



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lished in many states in the Union. Virginia and North Caro- 
lina had high schools but no college in which ministers might 
be trained. A few years after Bishop Asbury's death the con- 
ferences of these two states began to take interest in higher 
education, and in 1830 Randolph-Macon College of Virginia 
was organized by the two conferences and located near the 
boundary line of the two states. That institution was very 
convenient to the Methodists of eastern, and especially north- 
eastern, Carolina. Therefore, when Braxton Craven offered 
in 1851 to educate without charge young men preparing for the 
ministry he was throwing down the gauntlet to Randolph- 
Macon College. It is unfortunately true that well-established 
educational institutions are unfriendly as a rule to the found- 
ing of similar institutions. They frequently look upon them 
as rivals and competitors. However, the conference accepted 
the proposition of President Craven and appointed annually 
thereafter a board of visitors ; and Rev. A. S. Andrews, a mem- 
ber of the Conference was, upon request of the Conference, 
appointed to the chair of English literature in Normal College. 
It should be borne in mind that "English Literature" in 1851 
embraced the English bible and ancient and modern history. 
The following entry appears in the minutes of the Con- 
ference held in Pittsboro, November 1-14, 1854: "Rev. 
B. Craven, President of Normal College, presented a report on 
the condition of the College, which was referred to the com- 
mittee on education." The following is a copy of so much of 
the report as relates to Normal College: 

"This young and flourishing institution, though not under our 
immediate control, is nevertheless to all practical purposes Methodis- 
tical. It is in a healthy and prosperous condition. The number of 
matriculates for the past year is one hundred and ninety-eight, a con- 
siderable increase over the last year. The financial state of the insti- 
tution is satisfactory, the income being sufficient to meet all necessary 
expenditures. Its location is healthy, its terms of tuition and board 
remarkably cheap, and its religious and moral tones of unquestionable 
character. It has a competent and efficient faculty, philosophical, 
chemical, and astronomical apparatus of the best kind, a large and valu- 
able museum, an extensive and well-selected library, and all appliances 
and facilities for an extensive and thorough course of instruction, and 



First Stats Normal School 161 

its cheapness renders it available to all classes. We therefore, com- 
mend Normal College to the cordial support of all true lovers of 
sanctified knowledge." 

The minutes of the same conference, however, show that 
the conference endorsed the work of Randolph-Macon College 
and commended it likewise to the Methodists of North Caro- 
lina. 

I have shown in a previous article that Normal College 
was, at this time, a state institution. But it was customary at 
that time for other states to appropriate public money to de- 
nominational colleges and to exercise an oversight of the work 
of such institutions. In fact that policy is still pursued in 
some states even today. Although Normal College was char- 
tered primarily as a teacher-training institution, the state 
made no appropriation to it ; and President Craven was learn- 
ing to rely more and more on the Methodist church for pat- 
ronage and encouragement, and North Carolina Methodism 
was drawing closer to Normal College. 

THE NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA CONFERENCES DISAGREE 

Normal College and the North Carolina Conference were 
drawing together because (1) the state was unwilling to ap- 
propriate money for normal training, and the entire expense 
was met by the institution; (2) a serious hostility to Randolph- 
Macon College was developing as the result of an old feud that 
still existed between Dr. Charles F. Deems, a member of the 
North Carolina Conference, and President Smith of Randolph- 
Macon College. 

Dr. Deems, who had been professor of logic and rhetoric 
at the University of North Carolina from 1842 to 1848, be- 
came a member of the faculty of Randolph-Macon College in 
1848. But he and President Smith seriously disagreed, and 
Dr. Deems resigned and returned to North Carolina. In 1850 
he was elected president of Greensboro Female College. He 
filled this position until 1854, when he joined the North Caro- 
lina Conference. In that year President Smith of Randolph- 
Macon came before the North Carolina Conference and pre- 



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ferred charges against Dr. Deems. The conference sustained 
Dr. Deems. The next year (1855) Dr. Deems appeared before 
the Virginia Conference and preferred charges against Presi- 
dent Smith. That conference sustained President Smith. 
Nothing was settled: the two conferences took different views 
of the matter ; and bitterness increased. The historian of 
Randolph-Macon College, Richard Irby, Esq., refers to this 
"bitter feud culminating in the alienation of many friends from 
each other and the North Carolina Conference from the Col- 
lege." It is unquestionably true that these incidents, and the 
resulting strained relations between the two conferences had 
much to do with shaping the educational policy of the North 
Carolina Conference. Moreover it is certain that Dr. Deems 
was using the weight of his influence to withdraw the patron- 
age of the North Carolina Conference from Randolph-Macon 
College; and before the next North Carolina Conference met 
another step was taken to break the relations with Randolph- 
Macon College. 

THE BOARD OE TRUSTEES OE NORMAL COLLEGE TAKE THE 
SECOND STEP 

The next important step came in 1856 from the Board of 
Trustees of Normal College, as the following minutes show : 

"October 10, 1856. 
"Trustees met according to adjournment, J. H. Robbins Chairman 
and B. Craven Secretary. 

"On motion the following resolutions were passed unanimously : 

"That if the North Carolina Conference of the M. E. Church, 
South, will adopt Normal as a Conference College, and authorize the 
trustees to raise $25,000, then 

"1. The Conference shall henceforth forever have the power to 
elect Trustees to fill vacancies in the Board of Trustees, this election 
being subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. 

"2. (The) Conference shall appoint a visiting committee of five 
members, which committee shall have full power as trustees in all 
internal regulations, and shall approve all appointments in the faculty 
before they are valid. 

"3. B. Craven is hereby authorized to present this subject, together 



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with the annual report, and to make any such alterations as may be 
thought advisable. 

J. H. Robbins, Chm. 

B. Craven, Sec." 

These resolutions were presented to the Conference in 
session at Greensboro, November 12-20, 1856, together with 
similar resolutions from Olin Institute, and were referred to a 
special committee composed of the following members : Wm. 
Closs, R. O. Burton, B. I. Carson, J. H. Wheeler, T. S. Camp- 
bell, and R. T. Heflin. Four members of the committee, R. O. 
Burton, B. I. Carson, J. H. Wheeler, and T. S. Campbell, 
brought in a majority report against accepting the propositions 
of both institutions, saying that the committee "have the sub- 
ject under consideration and, from all the information they 
have been able to obtain, they have reached the conclusion 
that it is inexpedient for the Conference to accept the proposals 
at the present time. A deep solicitude is felt on the part of 
the committee in behalf of both these institutions ; they are 
regarded as exerting an important influence in favor of educa- 
tion and our common Methodism. Nevertheless, the commit- 
tee do not regard the church in the bounds of this conference 
at the present time in circumstances to justify this body in tak- 
ing the oversight of these or any similar institutes." 

As soon as this report was submitted, the other two mem- 
bers of the committee, Wm. Closs and R. T. Heflin, editor of 
the North Carolina Advocate, presented a minority report, as 
follows : 

Resolved 1. That we accept the proposition for Normal College. 

Resolved 2. That we nominate five trustees to fill present vacan- 
cies, and also that we appoint a board of five visitors, which board 
shall see that the trustees of Normal College execute their proposi- 
tions." 

The substitute was adopted. Charles F. Deems, R. T. Hef- 
lin, D. B. Nicholson, N. H. D. Wilson, and Wm. Barringer 
were elected trustees of Normal College; and Wm. Closs, 
N. F. Reid, I. T. Wyche, S. M. Frost, and Peter Doub were 
appointed members of the board of visitors. 



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the north carolina conference takes the third step 

Soon after the action of the Conference the Board of Trus- 
tees of the College called a special meeting (Dec. 5, 1856), 
accepted the action of the Conference, and proceeded in good 
faith to execute its part of the mutual obligation. At the 
annual meeting of the Board of Trustees, June 14, 1857, the 
Board of Visitors of the Conference met for the first time 
with the trustees. A full explanation of the charter, by-laws, 
organization, and the relation which the College was under- 
stood to sustain to the Conference was made; and all seemed 
to be satisfactory to all parties. The basis upon which degrees 
should be conferred was clearly stated. The president's report 
was very gratifying in that it showed that the College was out 
of debt except the debt of $10,000 to the state literary fund. 

President Craven was a local preacher, but not a member of 
the Conference. But when the Conference met in Goldsboro, 
December 2-11, 1857, he was admitted on trial and was ap- 
pointed president of Normal College. He presented to the 
Conference the report of the Board of Trustees. At the same 
time the president of Randolph-Macon College made a report. 
Both reports were referred to the committee on education. 
Dr. Craven's report was adopted, but the Randolph-Macon 
report was suppressed. However, a minority report was made 
to the Conference, signed by two members of the committee 
that had formerly reported against accepting Normal College 
as a conference institution. This report is as follows : 

"The minority of the committee on education beg leave to submit 
their report on Randolph Macon College : 

"This institution is the oldest college in the Southern Church. It 
was built chiefly by the co-operation of North Carolina and Virginia 
for the benefit of each. The North Carolina Conference has an equal 
number of trustees with the Virginia Conference. The institution 
is enjoying its usual prosperity; and its financial condition is encourag- 
ing. The agent during the past conference year has been successfully 
laboring to secure an endowment of one hundred thousand dollars, 
which when attained will secure to the Conference the right to educate 
free of tuition for thirty years." 



First State Normal School 165 

The minority committee then submitted the following reso- 
lution : 

"Resolved, That this Conference feel interested in Randolph Macon 
College and recommend it to the patronage of our friends. 

(Signed) B. I. Carson, 
R. O. Burton. 

On motion to adopt the report the yeas and nays were 
called for, and the vote stood as follows : yeas, 24 ; nays, 54. 
Thus ended the connection of the North Carolina Conference 
with Randolph-Macon College. However, the ghost of this 
old union was to rise after the Civil War and aid in splitting 
the Methodist church asunder. But for the time being the 
enthusiasm for the new conference institution was running 
high. Braxton Craven's commanding personality was perhaps 
the greatest factor in silencing opposition and in creating gen- 
uine interest in the new church institution. 

The college year, 1857-58, was the most prosperous year 
in the history of the institution. The faculty had been 
strengthened. In that year Professor Gannaway begun his 
long services as a member of the faculty. The number of 
students was two hundred thirty-eight, the largest then in the 
history of the College. Enthusiasm was running high, and a 
brilliant future was in prospect. New buildings were needed 
for dormitories, libraries, laboratories and lecture rooms, and 
a better supply of chemical and physical apparatus was greatly 
in demand. The trustees and board of visitors voted to raise 
fifty thousand dollars, and elected Rev. J. N. Andrews as 
agent to secure donations and subscriptions to this fund. The 
following resolution was also adopted at that meeting : 

"That B. Craven, Dr. Deems, R. T. Heflin, Dr. Williamson, J. W. 
Thomas, Dr. Beckwith, and J. C. Blacker be appointed a committee 
to make application to the next legislature to change the name of the 
college from Normal to ; to make the normal feature corres- 
pond with other colleges ; and to make such changes as will make 
the charter conform to the conference motions." 

Subsequently the committee was empowered to supply the 
blank above and give another name to the institution. It was 



166 Trinity Alumni Register 

Dr. Deems who suggested "Trinity," which was adopted by 
the committee and incorporated in the new charter. 

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHANGES THE CHARTER 

The next conference met in Newbern, December 8, 1858. 
A committee was appointed to submit the title of the land to 
legal advisers and obtain a written opinion. I am unable to 
learn whether this committee ever submitted such a written 
opinion. However, before the Conference adjourned, the fol- 
lowing resolution was adopted : "That no difficulties are 
now in the way to prevent an active and hearty work in raising 
the fifty thousand dollars." The Conference authorized the 
bishop to appoint two agents, and J. N. Andrews and J. B. 
Martin were assigned to that work. 

The last step in transferring the College to the Conference 
was at last about to be taken. The new charter that had been 
prepared by the committee was presented to the General As- 
sembly in 1859. Some slight modifications were made and the 
institution was legally transferred, February 16, 1859, into the 
hands of the Conference. The Board of Trustees of Normal 
College in session June 27, 1859, received the report of the 
committee appointed to secure amendments to the charter. 
Rev. N. H. D. Wilson offered the following resolution which 
was unanimously adopted : 

"That the amendments to the charter of Normal College passed 
by the last legislature of the State be and the same are hereby accepted 
by the Board of Trustees and that now and henceforth we are to be 
known as Trinity College, and in this style and name we proceed to 
transact such business as may be necessary with Jas. E. Williamson as 
temporary chairman and W. S. G. Andrews as temporary secretary." 

On motion of Dr. Deems provisions were made for prepar- 
ing a bond to the Literary Board, with sufficient and proper 
security, binding Trinity College in the sum of ten thousand 
dollars for the old debt of Normal College. 

Thus Normal College became Trinity College. The prin- 
cipal changes authorized in the new charter were : 



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1. A change of name from Normal College to Trinity- 
College. 

2. A cancellation of all state relations in the operations 
of the College and the withdrawal of the power to grant to 
students certificates of proficiency to teach in the public 
schools. 

3. A confirmation of the church relations entered into 
in 1856. 

The first catalogue of Trinity College, which was issued in 
the late spring or early summer of 1859, shows that a few 
changes were made in the courses. The group of courses lead- 
ing to the degree of Bachelor of Arts is the same as that pub- 
lished in the last catalogue of Normal College. However, 
Normal College had two groups of courses, the classical and 
the English groups. The latter does not appear in the Trinity 
College catalogue. This was the course that was taken as a 
rule by those preparing to teach in the public school ; and since 
the General Assembly had repealed that section of the old 
charter giving Normal College the power to license teachers, 
Trinity College dropped from its catalogue those courses that 
had made Normal College the first distinctly teacher training 
institution in North Carolina. 

(For much of the material in this article I am indebted to 
Professor W . H. Pegram, who examined the minutes of the 
North Carolina Conference and of the Board of Trustees of 
Normal College and the history of Randolph-Macon College. 
— E. C. B.) ' 



THE COLUMBIAN LITERARY SOCIETY 

B. W. BARNARD, '15 

The records of the Columbian Literary Society are not 
complete. There are three distinct gaps in the preserved min- 
utes : 1846 to 1848, 1852 to 1860, and 1898-1911. The last 
and longest gap is probably due to the burning of the records 
in the fire which destroyed the old "Main Building" early in 
1911. 

But it is known that the Society was organized in June, 
1846. Information of the immediately preceding events is not 
available for the simple reason that apparently the first consti- 
tution and the minutes for the first two years have not been 
preserved. What is definitely known to be the second consti- 
tution gives a few rather interesting sidelights upon the early 
organization and working of the society. This second consti- 
tution was evidently drawn up soon after the formation of the 
Society, certainly before 1850; and the following preamble 
was no doubt taken bodily from the original constitution : 

"We, the students of Union Institute, aware that bodies compact are 
more effective than individual exertions, and for the purpose of mutual 
improvement, do hereby form ourselves into a permanent society and 
ordain the following articles of government." 

Further on we find it stated, "The objects of this society shall 
be to promote the interests of literary training, especially elo- 
cution, poetry, and fine arts." 

One feature of the society in its early history was its se- 
crecy. Although, of course, the meetings are not today open to 
non-members, the original society probably as nearly approach- 
ed a local literary fraternity as it did what we know as the 
Columbian Literary Society of today. The ritual used in the 
installation of officers and in the initiation ceremonies was 
appreciably more elaborate than what exists today. 

The first part of each meeting was devoted to a rather im- 
posing ritualistic conversation entered into by the president, 
vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and librarian. The general 



The: Columbian Literary Society 169 

trend of the conversation had to do with the value of literary- 
society work, the means for developing a well-rounded man, 
etc. The last of each meeting was particularly unique. To quote 
the speech of the president: "Are all in perfect harmony? 
All shall rise, and if in harmony shall fold their arms on their 
breasts. But if any are offended, their arms will hang by their 
sides. If any are offended, the matter must be settled before 
adjournment, or the member who will not settle shall be 
suspended until he does." 

The term of office was six weeks, and the officers were re- 
quired to wear "suitable badges of office" while the society 
was in session. The meetings were held at two o'clock in the 
afternoon until 1850, when they were held at "early candle 
light." In view of the brief time alloted to the speakers today, 
the statement that "no member shall speak more than thirty 
minutes without permission from the president" appears very 
liberal. 

The minutes for the first meeting of which there is record 
available are dated June 16, 1848. On the same page is what 
is apparently the conclusion of the minutes for the preceding 
meeting. The entry is distinctive enough to justify quotation 
in full: 

"Resolved, That J. F. Byerly be the lecturer at the next meeting. 
R. F. Trogden, Samuel Whitherst and J. A. Monk will read compo- 
sitions. 

"Mr. W. P. Pugh was appointed in the place of Mr. Byerly as 
lecturer. 

"The question for the next meeting reads as follows : 

"Is it requisite to the accomplishing of an English Education that 
we study the dead languages?" 

"The society, having met according to adjournment, the lecture 
having been delivered and the composition having been read, proceeded 
to elect officers. Mr. Wm. M. Robbins was elected president; J. F. 
Perdue was elected vice-president; T. A. Burked, Secretary. W. W. 
Styron, A. V. Wilson, and ^L. Rush were appointed to write composi- 
tions. Furthermore D. M. Thorn was chosen to be our next lecturer 
for the next meeting. The vote on the question was then taken in 
favor of the dead languages, 10 to 7. P. S. I forgot to say, that the 
question was taken up. 

"Whether the strength and permanency of the government of the 
U. States would be increased by an extension of territory or not?" 



170 Trinity Alumni Register 

Several subjects picked at random from the minutes tend 
to throw light on the nature of the questions discussed. "Which 
is the most injury to the U. States, a miser or a spendthrift?" 
Decided against the spendthrift by a majority of five. "Would 
it be better for a man to marry before twenty-one or after he 
is thirty?" was decided in favor of marrying before twenty- 
one by a vote of nine to seven. In 1860 and 1861 respectively 
these questions were discussed : "Should the education of the 
female mind be equal to that of the opposite sex?" and "Is 
offensive war ever justifiable under any circumstances?" The 
latter question was discussed September 6, 1861, only a few 
months after the attack on Fort Sumter and the opening of the 
Civil War. 

There are many who bewail the passing of the good old 
days when oratory spread its iridescent splendor from the 
four corners of the earth, and impassioned speakers extolled 
the virtues of everything in general as they made the welkin 
ring. The following extract from cold impersonal minutes 
suggests only faintly the treat that the Columbians enjoyed 
August 9, 1850: "The reporter came forward and delivered 
a most thrilling address upon the subject of perseverance, in 
which he pointed out, in vivid colouring, burnished hope, 
adorned with golden locks and clothed in garments as soft and 
pure as the lovely moonbeam." 

The ambitious program for the society was voiced again 
in the revised constitution of 1887 : "We, the members of the 
Columbian Literary Society, that we may insure order, admin- 
ister justice, provide for the common protection of members, 
promote individual welfare, and secure true success, which 
is the concomitant of a well organized and governed body, do 
ordain, enact, and establish the following constitution and 
by-laws." At the same time the term of office was changed to 
correspond practically with the term today. "The election and 
installation of officers shall include the last two meetings in 
each grade except the treasurer, who shall be chosen at the 
regular elections of the second and fourth grades." The term 
"grade" merely had reference to what was practically a quar- 



The; Columbian Literary Society 171 

ter-term, because the scholastic year was divided into four 
parts of approximately nine weeks each. The present quarter- 
ly election of officers is a survival of that old influence. 

For the first five years of the existence of the society it 
was the only organization of its kind in college. (The Hes- 
perian Society was not organized until 1851.) Naturally it 
played a rather prominent part in college activities. To quote 
from the catalogue of 1849 : "The Columbian Society annual- 
ly selects a speaker, who delivers an address at the close of the 
summer session. This is a flourishing society, has a small 
library, and is rapidly increasing." 

The mention of the library leads to the remark that for 
some years the society had its own separate and distinct library. 
The society elected its librarian, who kept a complete record of 
all books taken out by the members. September 24, 1850, the 
library contained thirty-two volumes : among them Burke's 
Works, three volumes ; Ecclesiastical History; Dry den's 
Virgil, volume two; Ancient Israelites; Josephus' Works; 
Phrenology ; and Intellectual Philosophy. It can readily be 
seen that the diversity of the library corresponded quite 
well with the extensiveness of scope of the society. By April 
5, 1851, there were forty-four volumes; and on the first of 
October, the same year, the number had increased to fifty-nine. 
Several years later the two literary societies merged their 
libraries, and later the books were absorbed by the college 
library. Today one frequently runs across an old book marked 
"Donated by the Columbian Literary Society." 

Of primary importance is the part that the Society, in con- 
junction with the Hesperian Society, played in founding and 
supporting various college publications. The first record of 
activity of this nature appears to be October 30, 1881. The 
minutes of the meeting held on that date tell that D. N. 
Farnell and R. A. Whitaker were elected editors, and G. F. 
McRae was elected business manager, from the Columbian So- 
ciety, of a paper to be known as the College Herald. The fol- 
lowing quotations taken from the minutes are largely self- 
explanatory : 



172 Trinity Alumni Register 

"The object of this paper shall be the cultivation of all those arts 
and talents which give effect and force to journalism; to give the gen- 
eral news of the College and to promote the best interest of both 
societies and the College. 

"The officers of this paper shall consist of four editors, two to be 
chosen from each society; and two managers, one to be chosen from 
each society." 

Just how far toward fruition this rather ambitious under- 
taking went is not very apparent. The appearance of the 
Trinity Magazine soon thereafter under an identical system of 
management leads one to think that the idea of publishing a 
paper broadened, or rather merged, into the plans for a month- 
ly magazine. This Trinity Magazine was published with spas- 
modic success for about three years ending in the first part of 
the calendar year 1884. The failure of the undertaking joint- 
ly managed by the two societies was probably due to the com- 
parative smallness of the College and the lack of unified di- 
rection and control behind the venture. At all events, January 
3, 1884, a representative of the faculty appeared in the Co- 
lumbian hall and announced that by decision of the faculty the 
publication of the Trinity Magazine would cease after the next 
issue. 

The story of the beginning of the Archive reads very much 
like that of its more unfortunate predecessor, the Trinity Mag- 
azine. In the minutes of the Columbian Society for September 
2, 1887, the following entry appears : "Mr. Burkhead moved 
that we appoint a commitee to consult with Prof. Armstrong 
for the purpose of establishing a college magazine. It was 
carried, and the president appointed as a committee Messrs. 
Raper, Helms, and T. M. Jones." 

The new enthusiasm instilled into the College life by a 
change in administration, materially aided by the personal di- 
recting influence and encouragement of Professor Armstrong, 
then newly elected head of the English department, was suffi- 
cient guarantee for the success of the new publication. The 
first issue was dated November, 1887. The responsibility for 
the magazine is shown in the following advertisement : "The 
responsibility of publication is undertaken by the two literary 



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societies. The two managers and ten editors are chosen out of 
their members." Under this arrangement J. S. Bassett from 
the Hesperian Society and G. N. Raper from the Columbian 
Society were elected the first editors. All departments were 
edited by one Columbian and one Hesperian. This two-society 
arrangement continued in force until January, 1894. During 
the remainder of that scholastic year, 1893-4, the manage- 
ment was nominally in the hands of the students. Beginning 
with 1894-5 the successive senior classes have had charge up 
to the present time. 

The next activity of the two societies with reference to 
periodical publications came in the fall term of 1905-06, and 
resulted in the establishment of the Trinity Chronicle, the pres- 
ent weekly newspaper. Apparently the minutes of the Colum- 
bian Society for the period in question are destroyed. As a 
result, the inside facts of the steps leading up to this venture 
are not available. This quotation from the first editorial of 
the newly established Chronicle, dated December 19, 1905, is 
to the point : 

"To best represent the student-foody as a whole, then, its future 
was placed in the hands of the Columbian and Hesperian Literary- 
Societies of Trinity College, with the result that four men from each 
society were elected to compose its board of control. This board elected 
the staff of the paper and straightway published its first issue." 

H. G. Foard, '06, Hesperian and first editor, and U. N. 
Hoffman, '07, Columbian and first associate editor, editor 
1906-07, were the real founders of the publication. From the 
first until now the Chronicle has been backed and controlled 
by the two societies on the plan outlined in the editorial 
quoted. 

To pass from the Society as it has been to a brief descrip- 
tion of it as it is ought to present facts no less interesting to the 
alumni of the College. At present the membership, including 
the twenty-seven members taken in so far this year, is ninety- 
two. The present officers are : J. H. Grigg, president ; G. W. 
H. Britt, vice-president; A. B. Farmer, secretary; L. C. Allen, 
treasurer; and J. H. Burrus, chief tribune. The mention of 



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the last office suggests a feature of the Columbian Society that 
is unique, i. e., the tribunal. The tribunal is a court consisting 
of a chief tribune and two associates who sit immediately fol- 
lowing adjournment of the regular society "for the trial of all 
cases of violations of the constitution, by-laws, and regula- 
tions." Before this court the censor and marshal act as prose- 
cuting officers. 

As has been the custom for several years, three medals are 
given annually. "A gold medal may be presented to the mem- 
ber who shall be adjudged the best debater in the society, the 
senior class being reserved as the committee on decision. The 
J. F. Bivins medal, whose value shall not be less than ten dol- 
lars, is awarded to that member of the freshman class who 
shall be adjudged to have made the best record in debating 
during the scholastic year, the junior class being the committee 
on decision." The Barbour medal is given to the junior or 
senior who in the estimation of the sophomore class has done 
the best work in oratory during the year. 

The program at each meeting consists primarily of two 
orations, a debate with five speakers on each side, general de- 
bate open to all, general orations open to all, and impromptu 
speaking by several members on topics of current interest sug- 
gested by the president. The Society, with its sister society, 
continues to hold a prominent place in the life of the College. 
In addition to the particular training furnished the speakers 
in the public debates and oratorical contests, men are given 
practical executive ability which makes them more useful in 
other college activities than they would otherwise have been. 
The Columbian Society can look back on an interesting past 
which leads to a useful present and gives full promise of a 
future worth while. May her motto be kept clean always and 
burnished by the active labors of her sons : "ingenium usu 
splendescit." 

Now will be taken up a statistical survey of the share and 
respective contributions of the Columbian and Hesperian so- 
cieties with reference to the three principal forensic events of 
the college year, namely, the Wiley Gray contests, the interso- 



The: Columbian Literary Society 175 

ciety debates, and the inter-collegiate debates. As far as possi- 
ble a complete record will be given, with society designations 
accompanying. 

The first mention of the Wiley Gray contest, that is, the 
oratorical contest engaged in by representatives of the senior 
class for the Wiley Gray medal established by the late Robert 
T. Gray of Raleigh in memorial of his brother and now con- 
tinued by Mrs. Gray, the first of these contests mentioned in 
the catalogues, was that of June, 1880. Apparently, then, there 
have been thirty-six contests. Of these contests records are 
available for twenty-eight. The Columbians have had thirteen 
winners and the Hesperians fifteen winners to date. The year, 
name of winner, and society designation follow : 

1879-80 W. B. Dowd, Hesperian( ?) 

1880-81 

1881-82 B. F. Lane, Hesperian( ?) 

1882-83 

1884-85 J. A. Johnson, Columbian 

1885-86 L. P. Skeen, Hesperian( ?) 

1886-87 

1887-88 George N. Raper, Columbian 

1888-89 G. T. Adams, Hesperian 

1889-90 A. H. White, Hesperian 

1890-91 W. B. Lee, Columbian 

1891-92 S. J. Durham, Columbian 

1892-93 C. E. Turner, Hesperian 

1893-94 

1894-95 

1895-96 

1896-97 

1897-98 Geo. H. Humber, Columbian 

1898-99 H. M. North, Hesperian 

1899-00 J. M. Culbreth, Columbian 

1900-01 W. A. Lambeth, Hesperian 

1901-02 E. O. Smithdeal, Columbian 

1902-03 W. W. Peele, Hesperian 

1903-04 H. B. Adams, Columbian 

1904-05 E. F. Lee, Columbian 

1905-06 S. B. Underwood, Columbian 

1906-07 L. M. Peele, Columbian 

1907-08 W. A. Stanbury, Hesperian 



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1908-09 R. C. Goldstein, Columbian 

1909-10 C. S. Warren, Hesperian 

1910-11 H. G. Hedrick, Hesperian 

1911-12 W. G. Sheppard, Hesperian 

1912-13 Quinton Holton, Hesperian 

1913-14 E. C. Durham, Hesperian 

1914-15 B. W. Barnard, Columbian 

The first inter-society debate was scheduled to take place in 
the spring of 1888-89. The teams were chosen by both so- 
cieties, and apparently the contest was in a fair way of ma- 
terializing. On the contrary, however, the following rather 
colorless announcement appeared in the Archive for April, 
1889: "For reasons best known to themselves, the Colum- 
bians, deeming it inexpedient to take part in the approaching 
public debate, have withdrawn from the contest." 

Beginning with the next year, however, annual debates 
were held up to the years 1898-99 and 1899-00. Explanatory 
of this breach, the following quotation is taken from a current 
issue of the Archive : "Last year the Hesperian Society, find- 
ing that the inter-society debates created unnecessary rivalry 
and disturbed the spirit of brotherhood in the student body, de- 
cided that they did more harm than good and so were no longer 
desirable. This year the Columbian Society presented a chal- 
lenge which the Hesperians, in the spirit of the previous year, 
declined." 

Then in reality there have been twenty-four inter-society 
contests. The accompanying statistical review shows that out 
of the twenty-three decisions recorded, the Hesperians have 
won thirteen and the Columbians ten. 

COLUMBIAN HESPERIAN 

1888-89 

W. I. Cranford L. S. Massey 

S. J. Durham G. T. Adams 

W. J. Helms E. L. Moffitt 

Debate called off. 



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1889-90 

COLUMBIAN HESPERIAN 

W. I. Cranford L. S. Massey 

R. F. Turner J. H. Crowell 

S. J. Durham D. C. Branson 

Columbia won. 

1890-91 
Hesperia won. 

1891-92 

F. Armfield Turner 
S. J. Durham Willis 

Hesperia won. 

1892-93 
J. F. Shinn T. A. Smoot 

T. T. James C. E. Turner 

Hesperia won. 

1893-94 
P. T. Durham T. A. Smoot 

Phil Stewart W. Fox 

Columbia won. 

1894-95 
P. T. Durham 

G. T. Rowe 

No judges. 

1895-96 
J. F. Bivins S. E. Mercer 

G. H. Humber O. S. Newlin 

Columbia won. 

1896-97 
J. F. Totten S. S. Dent 

S. A. Stewart J. M. Flowers 

Hesperia won. 

1897-98 
G. H. Humber H. M. North 

S. A. Stewart Gibbons 

Columbia won. 

1898-99 
No contest. 



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1899-00 

COLUMBIAN HESPERIAN 

No contest. 

1900-01 
L. W. Crawford L. P. Howard 

Webb Giles 

Columbia won. 

1901-02 
G. H. Smith J. P. Frizzelle 

W. S. Lowdermilk W. G. Parker 

Hesperia won. 

1902-03 

W. S .Lowdermilk M. E. Newsom 

W. P. Budd W. A. Thomas 

Columbia won. 

1903-04 
C. J. Harrell C. R. Warren 

E. F. Lee E. O. Cole 

Columbia won. 

1904-05 

J. A. Morgan W. G. Jerome 

S. B. Underwood C. R. Warren 

Hesperia won. 

1905-06 

C. E. Phillips A. L. Wissburg 

H. E. Spence Holland Holton 

Hesperia won. 

1906-07 
G. M. Daniel H. C. Doss 

F. S. Love A. L. Wissburg 

Columbia won. 

1907-08 
R. L. Ferguson T. M. Grant 

G. W. Vick C. S. Warren 

Hesperia won. 

1908-09 
J. W. Burgess W. G. Matton 

A. M. Proctor C. O. Fisher 

Hesperia won. 



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COLUMBIAN HESPERIAN 

1909-10 
Ward W. A. Cade 

S. S. Alderman H. M. Ratcliffe 

Hesperia won. 

1910-11 
J. R. Davis Q. Holton 

R. M. Patterson W. G. Sheppard 

Hesperia won. 

1911-12 
A. W. Byrd Quinton Holton 

W. J. Hayes James Cannon, III 

Hesperia won. 

1912-13 

W. F. Starnes James Cannon, III 

A. W. Byrd H. B. Hill 

B. F. Dalton W. B. Ruark 

Columbia won. 

1913-14 
H. E. Myers H. B. Hill 

J. H. Grigg J. W. Carr, Jr. 

B. W. Barnard G. S. Sexton, Jr. 

Columbia won. 

1914-15 

J. H. Grigg David Brady 

J. S. Cox W. R. Shelton 

G. W. H. Britt J. H. Small, Jr. 

Hesperia won. 

The inter-collegiate debating activities began in 1897-98 
with a series of five annual debates with Wake Forest. Of 
the forty-seven men who have taken part in inter-collegiate 
debates, as shown below, twenty-six were Hesperians and 
twenty-one Columbians. It will be observed that Mr. W. A. 
Cade (H.) is the only man who had the honor of representing 
the College in four inter-collegiate contests. Messrs. L. P. 
Howard (H.), E. O. Cole (H.), E. J. Londow (C), and H. 
M. Ratcliffe (H.) appeared in three debates. Messrs. S. A. 
Stewart (C), John M. Flowers (H.), J. P. Frizzelle (H.), 
B. S. Womble (H.), A. W. Horton (H.), G. M. Daniel (C), 



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C. O. Fisher (H.), W. F. Starnes (€.), James Cannon, III 
(H.), G. S. Sexton, Jr. (H.), and B. W. Barnard (C.) ap- 
peared in two debates each. Thus the twenty-six Hesperian 
debaters have in reality filled forty-one debating positions and 
the twenty-one Columbian debaters twenty-seven more, mak- 
ing a total of sixty-eight inter-collegiate debaters actually 
chosen for all contests. The following summary gives the 
College debating record since the first contest : 

1897-98 

TRINITY— WAKE FOREST 

J. B. Needham (H), S. A. Stewart (C), and J. M. Flowers (H). 

Wake Forest won. 

1898-99 

TRINITY— WAKE FOREST 

H. M. North (H), S. A. Stewart (C), and J. M. Flowers (H). 

Trinity won. 

1899-00 

TRINITY— WAKE FOREST 

J. M. Flowers (H), S. A. Stewart (C), and S. S. Dent (H). 

Wake Forest won. 

1900-01 

TRINITY— WAKE FOREST 

J. F. Liles (H), F. S. Carden (C), and W. H. Wannamaker (H). 

Trinity won. 

1901-02 

TRINITY— WAKE FOREST 

L. P. Howard (H), W. H. Brown (C), and C. L. Hornaday (H). 

Wake Forest won. 

1902-03 

TRINITY— EMORY 

L. P. Howard (H), J. P. Frizzelle (H). 

Trinity won. 

1903-04 

TRINITY— EMORY 

L. P. Howard (H), J. P. Frizzelle (H). 

Emory won. 



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1904-05 

TRINITY— EMORY 

E. O. Cole (H), E. F. Lee (C). 

Emory won. 

1904-05 
TRINITY— RANDOLPH-MACON 

B. S. Womble (H), G. H. Smith (C). 
Randolph-Macon won. 

1905-06 
TRINITY— VANDERBILT 

W. G. Jerome (H), E. O. Cole (H). 
Trinity won. 

1905-06 

TRINITY— RANDOLPH-MACON 

B. S. Womble (H), C. J. Harrell (C). 

Randolph-Macon won. 

1906-07 

TRINITY— VANDERB ILT 

E. O. Cole (H), Holland Holton (H). 

Trinity won. 

1906-07 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE 

A. W. Horton (H), E. B. Hobgood (C). 

Trinity won. 

1907-08 

TRINITY— VANDERBILT 

A. W. Horton (H), L. Herbin (H). 

Vanderbilt won. 

1907-08 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE 

G. M. Daniel (C), E. W. Knight (C). 

Trinity won. 

1908-09 
TRINITY— SEWANEE 
G. W. Vick (C), G. M. Daniel (C). 
Sewanee won. 



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1909-10 

TRINITY— SEWANEE 
A. M. Proctor (C), C. O. Fisher (H). 
Debate called off — Sewanee debater sick. 

1910-11 

TRINITY— SEWANEE 

C. O. Fisher (H), E. J. Londow (C). 

Sewanee won. 

1910-11 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 

J. N. Aiken (H), R. G. Cherry (C), W. A. Cade (H). 

Swarthmore won. 

1911-12 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 
E. J. Londow (C), W. A. Cade (H), H. M. Ratcliffe (H). 

Trinity won. 

1911-12 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

W. A. Cade (H), E. J. Londow (C), H. M. Ratcliffe (H). 

South Carolina won. 

1912-13 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 
W. F. Starnes (C), James Cannon, III (H), W. A. Cade (H). 

Trinity won. 

1912-13 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

Quinton Holton (H), J. R. Davis (C), H. M. Ratcliffe (H). 

Trinity won. 

1913-14 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

H. E. Myers (C), G. S. Sexton, Jr. (H), B. W. Barnard (C). 

Trinity won. 

1913-14 

TRINITY— WASHINGTON AND LEE 

James Cannon, III (H), J. R. Davis (C), W. F. Starnes (C). 

Trinity won. 



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1914-15 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 

G. S. Sexton, Jr. (H), A. B. Farmer (C), B. W. Barnard (C). 

Swarthmore won. 

1914-15 

• TRINITY— WASHINGTON AND LEE 

D. Brady (H), J. H. Grigg (C), W. R. Shelton (H). 

Washington and Lee won. 

There remains yet one feature, purely Columbian, that may 
be of interest; namely, a fairly accurate list of the presidents 
and vice-presidents of the Society from 1848 down to the 
present time. Several gaps are unavoidable because of the 
incomplete records : 



PRESIDENTS 

W. M. Robbins 
Erz Brush (?) 
R. H. Eaton 



J. H. Tatum 

T. L. Troy 

D. C. Johnson 

N. W. Thomasson 

Wm. Armfield 

D. M. Thorn 

N. C. Terel 

J. Maston 

L. Johnson 

J. J. Crabb 

C. M. Anderson 



H. B. McDuffie 

D. M. Thorn 
A. C. Speer 
T. Whittington 
W. N. Armfield 

E. D. Wright 
A. S. Hoover 
D. F. Leach 



1848 



1849 



1850 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 

T. O. Harris 
E. A. Hawkins 
J. F. Perdue 

T. L. Troy 

B. F. Bell 
D. M. Thorn 
J. McTintich 
T. L. Troy 
Aaron C. Speer 

C. M. Anderson 
A. C. Speer 

D. L. Thorn 

C. M. Anderson 
A. C. Speer 



A. S. Hoover 
W. N. Armfield 
L. Johnson 
R. F. Armfield 

R. H. Eaton 
M. D. Wood 
T. W. D. L. F. Pearson 



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PRESIDENTS 

1851 
J. W. Payne 
T. W. D. L. F. Pearson 
H. G. Merritt 
J. L. Wright 
E. D. Wright 
V. M. Holderby 



1852 



L. Johnson 



No further record until the following 

1860 
C. C. Hines 
R. A. Walters 



1861 



H. F. Grainger 
R. D. McCotter 
C. W. Ogburn 
R. D. McCotter 
A. C. Blackburn 

A. D. Pitts 
W. D. Wallace 
E. H. Tapscott 

E. H. Tapscott 
L. W. Perdue 
L. W. Perdue 
J. A. Arthur 



E. H. Tapscott 
J. H. Patterson 
J. R. Jernigan 



1862 



1863 



1864 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J. L. Wright 
S. D. Peeler 
J. H. T. Brown 
D. C. Johnson 
C. C. Cole 
W. M. Picket 



A. C. Blackburn 
J. D. Pitts 



B. Y. Rayl 

C. W. Ogburn 

C. W. Ogburn 
H. M. Allford 



W. D. Wallace 
W. H. Jones 
B. A. Atkinson 



L. W. Perdue 
G. W. Woodward 
F. O. Hanley 
E. H. Tapscott 



J. W. Granger 



Next recorded meeting, February 22, 1866. 

1866 



John R. Webster 
John R. Webster 



J. C. Brown 

Capt. J. F. Heitman 



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PRESIDENTS 

W. G. Woods 
J. F. Heitman 
J. F. Heitman 
W. A. Webster 



J. F. Heitman 
J. F. Heitman 
J. R. Webster 

E. T. Jones 

J. T. LeGrand 
J. D. Pemberton 

S. W. Brown 
J. R. Pierce 
D. E. Bryant 

H. W. Norris 
W. L. Terry 
J. A. Worthy 

J. A. Turner 
W. H. Pegram 
Geo. B. Everette 

F. M. Simmons 
W. W. Staley 
L. S. Overman 



J. C Black 
B. R. Hall 

No record of third term. 

M. A. Gray 
Records torn out. 

D. S. Koonce 
D. W. Michael 



1867 



1868 



1869 



1870 



1871 



1872 



1873 



1874 



1875 



1876 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J. F. Heitman 
W. A. Webster 
J. T. LeGrand 
H. C. Thomas 



L. B. Young 
J. C. Brown 
W. A. Webster 



A. J. Ellington 
W. A. Flynt 
H. B. Adams 



F. L. Neid 

W. F. L. Steeley 

O. H. Allen 

A. J. Ellington 
T. W. Wellborn 
J. A. Munroe 

L. L. Doub 
C. F. Emery 
C. F. Emery 

W. H. Pegram 

B. F. Long 
N. C. English 



W. W. Staley 
W. R. Odell 



A. D. Brooks 



D. W. Michael 
L. C. Caldwell 



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PRESIDENTS 

D. S. Koonce 
J. D. Kernodle 
C. N. Mason 



Joe Kinsey 
R. B. Clark 
G. W. Koonce 

J. C. Harris 
E. W. Davis 
D. E. Perry 

G. T. Sikes 
P. Holland 
R. H. Brown 



R. H. Brown 
P. Holland 
D. N. Farnell 
K. F. Foscue 

G. F. McRae 
R. A. Whitaker 
W. S. Clark 
W. H. Nicholson 



T. P. Wynn 
W. D. Keech 
A. E. Wynn 

A. M. Stack 

B. G. Marsh 



J. M. Sikes 
W. T. Cheatham 
R. M. Whitaker 
W. J. Exum 



1877 



1878 



1879 



1880 



1881 



1882 



1883 



1884 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J. D. Kernodle 
D. S. Koonce 
W. C. Ingram 

J. J. Partridge 
G. W. Koonce 
D. B. Reinhart 



H. E. Morris 
J. A. Edwards 
E. W. Davis 



W. D. Griffin 
R. H. Brown 
P. Holland 



D. N. Farnell 

D. N. Farnell 
K. F. Foscue 
R. A. Whitaker 

K. F. Forscue 
B. C. Beckwith 
W. D. Keech 
F. M. Shamburger 

M. A. Smith 

P. A. Snider 
B. G. Marsh 

E. S. Gunn 

J. A. Johnson 
A. Cheatham 
W. J. Exum 
J. A. Carpenter 



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PRESIDENTS 

A. Cheatham 
S. O. Andrews 

C. L,. Jenkins 
J. A. Bell 

J. A. Carpenter 
W. P. Andrews 
J. Hathcock 

J. Hathcock 

D. C. Roper 
W. A. Barrett 
G. N. Raper 

J. C. Montgomery 
W. J. Helms 
J. F. Jones 



W. J. Helms 
E. K. Wolfe 
S. A. Stevens 
R. F. Turner 



1885 



1886 



1887 



1888 



1889 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J. A. Bell 
Dred Peacock 
G. O. Andrews 
G. O. Andrews 



W. P. Andrews 
Dred Peacock 
W. P. Andrews 



D. C. Roper 
G. N. Raper 
G. N. Raper 
J. A. Ragan 

F. M. Jones 
J. F. Jones 
W. J. Helms 

S. E. Koonce 
R. F. Turner 
S. E. Koonce 
W. F. Wood 



W. F. Wood 
L. E. Koonce 
W. B. Lee 
T. C. Daniels 



1890 



L. A. Stevens 
E. K. Wolfe 
D. A. Houston 
R. L. Durham 



W. I. Cranford 
D. H. Houston 

C. L. Raper 

D. T. Edwards 



1891 



W. H. Jones 
R. L. Durham 
S. T. Barber 
E. T. Bynum 



S. J. Durham 
F. Armfield 
James Shinn 
W. C. Merritt 



1892 



H. D. Stuart 
W. I. Cranford 
T. T. James 
T. T. James 



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PRESIDENTS 

T. T. James 
C. W. Edwards 
E. T. Dickinson 
B. Phifer 



E. T. Dickinson 
R. S. Howie 
P. T. Durham 
G. T. Rowe 



B. H. Black 

F. S. Aldridge 
J. F. Bivins 

J. C. Hall 

J. H. Separk 
L. M. Carlton 

G. H. Humber 
M. T. Dickinson 



J. F. Totten 

T. W. Crawford 

D. L. Littlejohn 

G. H. Humber 
R. B. Etheridge 



1893 



1894 



1895 



1896 



1897 



1898 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 

Jas. F. Shinn 
D. C. Johnson 
B. Phifer 
P. Stewart 



D. C. Johnson 
J. B. Koonce 

E. K. McLarty 
R. B. Crawford 



R. O. Fry 

J. H. Separk 
J. C. Hall 
F. H. Brooks 



R. A. Mayer 
J. T. Totten 
M. T. Dickenson 
T. M. Carlton 



M. T. Dickenson 
D. L. Littlejohn 
L. W. Crawford 



D. L. Littlejohn 
L. C. Nicholson 



No records from 1898-99 to the spring term 1905-06, but the fol- 
lowing officers have been found from various sources : 



1903-04 



W. P. Budd 

W. S. Lowdermilk 

H. B. Adams, Jr. 

Angier B. Duke 

E. F. Lee 

N. S. Ogburn 



1904-05 



J. C. Richardson 



E. F. Lee 



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PRESIDENTS 

C. J. Harrell 
J. A. Morgan 
C. R. Pugh 
S. B. Underwood 



1905-06 



1906-07 



L. B. Pendergraph 
H. E. Spence 
C. Q. Stewart 
C. E. Phillips 

F. S. Love 
J. B. Sidbury 
S. A. Richardson 
K. W. Parham 



1907-08 



1908-09 



M. A. Briggs 
C. L. Bivins 



C. C. Cunningham 

A. M. Proctor 
Willis Smith 

T. H. Wilkerson 

B. L. Phillips 

R. D. Korner 
H. R. Hunter 
L. I. Jafre 
W. R. Bell 

R. G. Cherry 
E. J. Londow 
R. M. Patterson 

C. E. Rozzelle 

S. S. Alderman 
A. W. Byrd 
K. P. Neal 
W. M. Edens 



1909-10 



1910-11 



1911-12 



1912-13 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 



C. J. Harrell 
F. W. Obarr 
A. S. Hobgood 



W. A. Bryan 

Frank Culbreth 
L. P. Wilson 



J. B. Sidbury 
F. S. Love 
L. F. Brothers 
F. S. Love 



C. L. Bivins 
R. C. Goldstein 

M. A. Briggs 

G. M. Daniel 
T. H. Wilkerson 
W. T. Brothers 
Nathan Wright 

L. I. Jafre 
W. R. Bell 
W. G. Gaston 
H. R. Hunter 

E. J. Londow 
R. M. Patterson 
C. E. Rozelle 
V. A. Moore 

K. P. Neal 
K. P. Neal 
J. P. Wynne 
M. L. Stuart 



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PRESIDENTS 

J. R. Davis 
W. F. Starnes 
B. F. Dalton 
M. B. Andrews 



H. E. Myers 
B. W. Barnard 
P. G. Farrar 
P. E. Greene 



J. H. Grigg 



1913-14 



1914-15 



1915-16 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 

W. F. Starnes 
B. F. Dalton 
M. B. Andrews 
W. B. Covington 

B. W. Barnard 

F. B. Brown 
J. S. Cox 

S. L. Gulledge 

G. W. H. Britt 



DESTRUCTION AND MEMORIES OF THE 
WASHINGTON DUKE BUILDING 

L. M. EPPS,'12 

As I was reading "The Washington Duke Building" by 
Mr. Gilbert T. Rowe, many fond memories of it flashed 
through my mind. Although Mr. Rowe was there before 
my time, I find that his experiences were similar to many we 
boys from 1908-1912 had. There must be something in 
common about every student's life and experiences from the 
beginning of schools till now. All seem to have a good supply, 
and I yet have the first one to see who does not take a great 
interest in telling them. 

Mr. Rowe merely mentioned the destruction of the Wash- 
ington Duke Building by fire. Or, perhaps it will be better un- 
derstood if I speak of it as the "Main Building." Many things 
happened while I was at Trinity that I do not now recall; but 
I shall never forget the night of January 4, 1911, when I was 
awakened by the call of "Fire ! Fire !" to find my room filled 
with smoke. The occasion is as fresh in my mind today as 
it was the night I passed two fellows on the fire escape. 

The spring term began the next day, January 5, and con- 
sequently it was necessary for all students who did not have 
a couple of dollars to hand over to Mr. Newsom as a fine for 
late entrance to be on the campus not later than nine o'clock 
January 5. 

With a number of other boys I landed in Durham on the 
evening of the fourth and went immediately to my room on 
the third floor in the "Main Building." The stairway led up 
through the centre of the building, and my room was near 
the head of the stairs. 

As I entered the lobby from the front, I was at once 
struck by the quiet, for at other times one could hear a crowd 
of boys congregated in one corner singing, "Darling, I am 
Growing Old," or perhaps, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia," 
while others could be heard calling George, Tom, or Pete. 



192 Trinity Alumni Register 

The memory of the holidays spent at home and the thoughts of 
having to go back to work next day made me feel a bit lonely 
for a few minutes. But as I ascended the steps, I met one of 
my old friends who lived in another section of the state, and 
of course we had to inquire about the other's good times. This 
was customary with all the boys : no matter whom you met 
for three or four days after you came back, you would have 
to say, "Did you have a good time at home?" The answer, 
"Yes, I never spent a better Christmas," was to be expected 
until everybody had given it two hundred times or more ; and 
then we had to change our stock of conversation. Back to 
my boy : we talked a while, and as I had lunch enough for our 
supper (for the boarding house did not open till next day), 
I asked him to go back and "help me eat it up." He accepted, 
but did not stay long afterwards. Not many had come in yet, 
and those of us who were on the campus were tired and went 
to bed early. 

After cleaning up my room and looking over a few books 
I went to bed. The next thing I knew I heard as a dream the 
call of "Fire ! Fire ! Fire !" I finally awoke, and as my room 
was full of smoke, realized that it was not a dream. This was 
between two and three o'clock in the morning. I jumped up, 
listened a minute, and then ran to the door, opened it, and 
called, "Where is the fire?" I did not wish to throw my trunk 
and clothes out if ft was a neighboring building on fire. How- 
ever when I opened the door, a rush of smoke came in that 
almost strangled me; but to satisfy myself I called out again, 
"Where is the fire ?" The only answer I got was "Fire ! Fire ! 
Fire !" I lighted my lamp, ran to the window, and looked for 
fire, but saw only smoke. I partly dressed, ran back to the 
door, and said, "Tell me where the fire is ?" But the unknown 
voice rang out, "Fire ! Fire !" Then becoming worried I 
roared out, "Where in the thunder is the fire?" The reply 
came quickly enough, "Stand there a while longer, and you'll 
find out." I heard only one voice, but in the meantime I 
heard pulling of trunks, and the noise of tramping feet. 

Gathering up what I could and preparing to leave the 



The) Washington Duke Building 193 

building, I heard someone say, "Make for the fire escape; the 
steps are about to fall in." I then ran to the door, which I 
had closed to keep the smoke out; and to my surprise the fire 
had come to the third floor and was licking the ceiling in the 
hall. I shall never forget that flame, made blood red by the 
presence of so much smoke. It boiled to the ceiling and scat- 
tered like water in every direction. 

I prepared to save my trunk only to find that it was too 
large to go out at the window. It has never been so light to 
me before or since as it was that night : I thought I must save 
it ; so I dragged it to the end of the hall only to meet with the 
same fate. I left it there, and although I had been yelling 
"Fire !" all the time, I decided to see if there were any boys in 
my end of the building who were still asleep, for I hadn't seen 
one the whole time. Many of them had not come in yet, 
but I found one or two asleep. Among these were a certain 
freshman and my friend who ate supper with me. The 
freshman helped me kick a hole in the window big enough to 
throw my trunk out, and the other boy made himself busy 
throwing out Latin books, post cards, etc., leaving his best 
suit and most valuable things in his room to be burned. After 
throwing my trunk down I found it impossible to return to 
my room and accordingly had nothing to do but go down to 
save what I had been able to throw out. 

My experiences are only typical of the experiences of 
others. One boy, it is said, took all his pictures down, wrap- 
ped them carefully in his bed-clothes, and packed them neatly 
with his other belongings in his trunk, and locked the trunk 
before dressing, only to find the window not made to fit the 
trunk and the roaring flames pressing so close that he had 
to hurry down the fire escape in his night clothes. The hero 
of the fire roomed near the centre of the building, just about 
where the fire originated. One of the first to realize it, he re- 
solved to notify the fire department. The flames were flashing 
near his room, and the door could not be opened. Not taking 
time to dress, he climbed through the transom and ran across 
the campus to turn on the fire alarm. When he came back, 



194 Trinity Alumni Register 

the flames had reached his room and he had lost everything he 
had, including fifty dollars in paper money that he had laid on 
his table the early part of the night. There are many similar 
stories of loss ; but I am glad to say no lives were lost, and all 
the damage we suffered was merely financial. 

When we reached the ground and knew that we were 
safe, we saw hundreds of people standing in a circle about the 
building, watching the flames leap and flash until the building 
was consumed. One would never have thought that so large a 
structure could have been destroyed so quickly. 

Very well do I remember when I joined the crowd, glanced 
about me, and turned my face towards the great fire. I shall 
never be able to describe how I felt at that time. It was in 
a word a feeling of sadness and regret. How I wished I 
could command the flames to stop burning and replace what 
they had already destroyed! 

After watching the flames pop out at a number of windows, 
my attention was drawn to the Columbian Literary Society. 
There was the picture of it in my mind. It was easy to see 
the pictures of Senators Overman and Simmons and other 
prominent men hanging here and there on the wall. There were 
the seats arranged in rows of semicircles, and the aisle which 
led through the centre of the hall to the president's chair. 
There was the old gavel, which had commanded order time 
after time. On the secretary's table lay an album, in which 
were photographs of dozens of former presidents. Then, too, 
there was the little marble-topped table in the space between 
the seats and the president's stand. Many an outline of debate 
had been laid on that table ; and many are the knees that 
have trembled and voice that have quivered behind it. Here 
is where hundreds of boys developed into debaters. Here 
numbers of them caught the inspiration to become lawyers 
and preachers. Here hundreds have become broad-minded 
enough to see both sides of a question. Here many a lasting 
friend and associate has been found, and here hundreds of 
young men, when called on to take part in the program, have 
sat still and let thousands of golden opportunities pass by 



The Washington Duke Building 195 

forever. Yes, I see old Columbia in detail today just as much 
as I did when I walked to the front, blundered over a debate 
and took my seat. How dear those memories are to every 
true Columbian! 

Can you fellow students of other days, stand at the old 
Trinity gate and see that stretch of the beautiful campus which 
is terminated by the old Washington Duke Building? Can you 
see the old building, with its peculiar architectural touches and 
central tower, at the top of which was the great bell ? Can you 
hear the clear tones of this bell three times a day, and the 
clock striking at all hours in the night? Do you remember 
how the boys gathered in the lobby twice a day for mail, and 
spent an hour or two each time in social conversations? This 
old building is dead and buried, but these memories will never 
die. 

Although another and much better building is today on the 
some spot on which the Washington Duke Building stood, we 
cannot help but feel inclined to bow our heads when we think 
of the little we learned, the fond associates we formed, and 
the noble inspirations we received in the old building. May 
the memories of her live forever ! 



EDITORIAL NOTES 

In the recent death of Mr. James Edward Stagg Trinity 
College sustained a three-fold loss. A faithful member of the 
Board of Trustees, an active member of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Board, and a rare friend of the College, he con- 
tributed to the counsels of the Alma Mater a genialty, a prac- 
tical common-sense, and an exquisitely sane taste in all things 
probably not to be found so well combined in any other one 
man. 



Mr. Walter G. Sheppard, '12, has in preparation for the 
January Register an article on the Trinity College Law 
School. 



"Alumni Notes" contains a complete write-up of the class 
of 1915. Mr. Beale J. Faucette, '10, has promised to con- 
tribute such a write-up of his class to the January Register. 
Will you do the same for your own class? 



Has your county organized a Trinity College Alumni Asso- 
ciation? Send to the Register for a complete list of the alumni 
in your county, and organize all former Trinity students into 
a local association. 



Read the introduction to the "register of former students," 
and note that the roster is not intended to be complete in this 
issue. Urge all former students to send in complete informa- 
tion as to themselves, call our attention promptly to the errors, 
and by all means send us any available information regarding 
the dead. Notify us if you know who could give information 
about such alumni, especially those of your own class and col- 
lege generation. 



Editorial Notes 197 

Members of the N. C. State Teachers' Assembly take 
notice : The Trinity Alumni banquet so pleasantly inaugurated 
in Charlotte last Thanksgiving will be a feature of the Assem- 
bly at Raleigh November 26 of this year. Talk the banquet 
after you arrive in Raleigh, be sure to attend, and address 
Prof. E. C. Brooks for any preliminary information desired. 



Read Mr. Barnard's article on the Columbian Literary 
Society. It is not complete, but it is as complete as the avail- 
able records of the Society permit. Columbians, write Mr. 
Barnard at once if you can give him any of the missing in- 
formation. Hesperians, contribute anything you have of mem- 
ories and facts for an equally full write-up of Hesperia. It 
is worth while to preserve the history of the literary soci- 
eties as fully as we may, for they probably represent a larger 
number of the alumni of the College than all the other 
organizations that have existed on the college campus. 



ON THE CAMPUS 

At nine o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, September 
8, the fifty-eighth annual session of the College began. As has 
been the custom for a number of years, the members of the 
Senior Class gathered around the flag pole immediately in 
front of Craven Memorial Hall and with appropriate exercises 
raised the flag which is to float for them this year. A very 
large number of people, new students, old students, alumni 
and alumnae, and friends of the College who had returned for 
the opening, were present. The weather was oppressively hot, 
but everybody uncovered his head and watched "Old Glory" 
ascend, formally opening the new college year. 

The opening devotional exercises in Craven Memorial Hall 
were conducted immediately afterwards by Rev. Dr. James 
Cannon, Jr., of Richmond. Then President Few called on the 
various pastors of the city, who extended to new students and 
old cordial invitations to make the churches of Durham their 
homes while in college. Practically all the ministers of the 
town were present and extended greetings and good wishes to 
the new students. The large number of Durham business men 
present in the audience on the opening morning was also notice- 
able. 

President Few made the usual announcements, after which 
he made a brief address to the members of the freshman class. 
One of the principal announcements made was that of the 
election for the current year of Rev. Walter W. Peele, of the 
class of 1903 and for four years headmaster of the Trinity 
Park School, as professor of Biblical Literature to succeed Dr. 
Franklin N. Parker, who resigned last June to become profes- 
sor of Systematic Theology in Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. 
President Few said : 

"Professor Peele will have special care of the young preach- 
ers and general pastoral care of the whole campus community. 
No better man than Walter W. Peele could be found in South- 
ern Methodism to take up the work laid down by Franklin N. 



On the Campus 199 

Parker ; for as a preacher and moral force Professor Peele is, 
like Dr. Parker, a tower of strength ; and in addition he is a 
born leader of men. I give out this information with the 
utmost satisfaction." 

A telegram of greetings and good wishes was read from 
Dr. Parker, who served the college community and the State 
for four years with such signal success. The message was 
greeted with great applause. 

Registration began immediately after the adjournment from 
Craven Memorial Hall. A large number of new students ap- 
peared before the committee on admission, and the work of 
the year moved off at once. The freshman class is unusually 
large ; and the return of so many members of the other classes 
makes the attendance on college classes larger than at any 
other time. 

Professor William H. Hall, of the class of 1909, who also 
holds the degree of Master of Arts from Trinity (1913), and 
who pursued further graduate work at the University of Mich- 
igan during the past year, becomes a member of the Depart- 
ment of Engineering. 



During the summer months, Mr. Benjamin N. Duke, one 
of Trinity's most liberal and honored benefactors, announced 
through Bishop John C. Kilgo, president emeritus of the Col- 
lege, the gift of a sum sufficient to build a granite wall around 
the college campus. This is another expression of the faith 
of the Messrs. Duke in the work of the institution. Along 
with the gift they sent a timely message to the College : "What 
we want to see Trinity do is to make young men of character 
and true worth. ... Be careful to do sound and good 
work. Our interest is in doing the best, not doing the most, 
unless it is first the best." The wall is to be thirty-six inches 
high and will extend around the entire campus, and work on it 
has already begun. 



On Tuesday evening, September 14, the annual reception to 
the new students, given under the auspices of the Young Men's 



200 Trinity Alumni Register 

Christian Association, was held in the parlors of East Duke 
Building. Professor R. N. Wilson acted as toastmaster. Pres- 
ident J. J. Lilley, of the Young Men's Christian Association, 
was the first speaker and extended good wishes to the new stu- 
dents and invited them to ally themselves with the work of the 
Association. He was followed by President William P. Few 
who, speaking on behalf of the College, urged the new students 
to "make as much as possible, save as much as possible, and 
give as much as possible." Mr. W. R. Shelton, president of 
the Hesperian Literary Society, spoke of the advantages of the 
literary organizations of the college, and invited the new stu- 
dents to avail themselves of these opportunities. Mr. R. M. 
Johnston, editor of The Chronicle, spoke for the student pub- 
lications. Professor R. L,. Flowers spoke for the faculty. 
Mr. John O. Durham, of the baseball team, Mr. C. F. Matton, 
of the track team, Mr. L. K. Martin of the basketball team, 
and Coach Claude B. West, of the baseball team, each spoke 
briefly for the various athletic interests of the College. Miss 
Carrie B. Craig, a member of the senior class, spoke in behalf 
of the women students of the College. This was the first time 
the co-eds were thus represented. Rev. Harry M. North, of 
the class of '99, now pastor of Memorial Church, Durham, 
always a friend to Trinity and Trinity students, spoke on be- 
half of the ministers and churches of the city. Following the 
speeches, refreshments were served. The occasion proved to 
be very enjoyable. 



Sunday evening, September 19, at 8:30 o'clock in Craven 
Memorial Hall, President William P. Few gave his opening 
address to the students. The churches of the city called in 
their evening services, and an especially appropriate musical 
program was given under the direction of Mr. T. Edgar Cheek, 
assisted by the Durham Choral Society. "The Discipline of 
Suffering" was Dr. Few's subject. "I am going to give edu- 
cation a wider meaning tonight than that of schools and col- 
leges, their problems and their possibilities. I am going to 
bring to your attention the searching and redeeming education 



On the Campus 201 

of work and service, of self-sacrifice and suffering. For it is 
in this vast and universal school of struggle and suffering that 
we must all be docile or rebellious learners. And this is not a 
curse but a blessing, for it is only by this disciplining of the 
spirit either in quiet submission or after futile resistance that 
most of us come at last to acquire the virtues of simplicity and 
self-denial. The discipline of suffering weans us from selfish- 
ness and makes the channels of humanity freer within us. It 
requires a deep distress to humanize the soul." 

This custom of an opening address by the president of the 
College has been followed here for a number of years. It is 
one of the important and significant events of the early part of 
the college year. The attendance this year was large and the 
occasion most interesting. 



The prospects for a good year in athletics are bright. Fall 
baseball activities have begun in earnest ; the tennis courts are 
alive every afternoon with players; preparations will soon 
begin for basketball practice; and arrangements will be made 
for a better year in track athletics. Several members of last 
year's baseball team have returned to college. 



The first meetings of the Hesperian and Columbian literary 
societies were held Saturday evening, September 11, in their 
halls on the second floor of East Duke Building. Enthusiastic 
addresses were made by old members and invitations given to 
new students to become members. September 18 was the first 
evening for the reception of new members. At the meetings of 
this evening and the meetings of September 25 the Columbian 
Society initiated twenty-five new members and the Hesperian 
Society thirty-seven. Other members of the freshman class 
intend to join later in the year. 



The handsome residence which has been occupied by Bishop 
John C. Kilgo and his family is this year being used as the 
residence for the young women students of the College. Mrs. 



202 Trinity Alumni Register 

A. B. Rone, who has been in charge of the Woman's Building 
for a number of years, continues in charge of it again this year. 



Benefactors' Day, the first official holiday of the year, was 
this year celebrated Monday, October 4. The exercises, held 
every year to encourage the spirit of benevolence and to do 
honor to the benefactors of the College, were featured by the 
excellent address of Colonel John F. Bruton, of Wilson, N. 
C, a member of the Board of Trustees and a devoted friend 
of the College. 

Referring to fad words and phrases, unduly popular at 
this time, Colonel Bruton spoke of their debilitating effect 
on one's vocabulary and morals. The expression "I am from 
Missouri — show me," is probably an outcropping of that spirit 
which without a thought of accountability arrogates to itself 
the authority to question the right of existence of any man or 
enterprise. When made by the demagogue in the name of the 
"dear people," it is helpful in determining his true position to 
consider whether "the gentleman from Missouri" really wants 
to be shown where he comes in ! It is sometimes a safe rule 
when in the presence of this type to keep your hand on your 
pocket book and withhold your pledge of political support for 
the other man. Continuing he said in part : 

"The spirit of inquiry when safeguarded by reverence and a sin- 
cere desire for truth is to be commended, but otherwise it breeds 
mischief, and sometimes destruction. Wholesale manufacturers of 
question marks for reckless or ulterior personal use manifest a dis- 
regard for the most sacred things of life. Moved by a spirit akin to 
anarchy there is nothing in heaven or in earth outside of their self- 
appointed jurisdiction. Their abuses of truth are so insidious that 
the uninformed and ignorant are often debauched by their arguments 
ad hominem. 

"This institution and others like it have not escaped. Question 
marks have been raised against its name, and its right of existence 
questioned. 

"In some of the bills of indictment filed in the courts of public 
opinion against Trinity College there may be found rationalism, lack 
of faith, irreverence, misinformation, and the spirit which dignifies 
the dollar above the man. 



On the Campus 203 

"More for the purposes of illustration than anything else it may be 
worth while to mention at least three counts. 

"1. That Trinity College accords supreme place to God and His 
Book, and by so doing minimizes the importance of self confidence, 
and that personal diligence necessary to overcome difficulties. 

"2. That it is a Church institution, and as such breeds narrowness. 

"3. Its cost of operation and the losses direct and indirect incident 
thereto are out of all proportion to its dividend returns, and that it 
should therefore be liquidated or converted into some industrial enter- 
prise to the end that employment may be furnished to labor and taxes 
collected for the support of the state government. 

"An idle engagement that of attempting any extended answer to 
the first two counts. As a plain business man of an experience running 
through three panics it is to me worthy of note that those obsessed 
by egotism or who worshipped their gold as their god and lost it were 
the first to expose their lack of self-confidence and personal diligence. 
Crawling on their bellies to the edge of their world they looked over 
into a bottomless pit, hopeless, helpless, and lost. Another thought : 
after having witnessed the struggles of men, after listening to their 
tales of woe, their plans of escape, their words of despair; after 
having read in their eyes signs of desperation; and following all this, 
having noted the effect of words of consolation 'not of the counting 
room,' it is my humble opinion that without God and His promises, the 
insane asylums of this country now measured in acres would have 
to cover square miles in order to care for the eligible millions driven 
to insanity for lack of hope. If these observations are half true, the 
prime importance of dignifying God and His word in the minds and 
hearts of young men is, measured from the lowest, meanest standards, 
a matter of prime business concern. 

"That Trinity College is a church institution is the strongest assur- 
ance that it is here to stay. The best proof of the wisdom of church 
ownership and control is the unconcealed fact that the teachings con- 
cerning God and His word must continue forever in the light of truth 
and under the sensitive and jealous eyes of a church always alert 
against abuses involving the old fashioned faith of the fathers. Hav- 
ing uttered these fierce words, smacking of narrowness in the ears of 
the ignorant, I find in them but one limitation to me in my yearnings 
and search after God, and that is devout reverence coupled with 
sincerity. . . . 

"In contemplation of the enormous outlay necessary to insure edu- 
cational advantages through this institution, and others like it, I con- 
fess that only God in His omnipotence can manufacture and distri- 
bute the amount of faith sufficient to steady the situation and enable 
His people to bear with calmness their enormous heart burdens while 
waiting for the dividend days, which come with slow and uncertain 



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pace. The childless marvel at the faith of parenthood. I hesitate to 
estimate the enlightened faith of disinterested benefactors. The large 
and growing number of benefactors identified with this college is 
another marvel to be considered. 

"Speaking of benefactors I can afford to mention at least two with- 
out being invidious. One must be justly termed the great pioneer bene- 
factor of modern Trinity, Mr. Washington Duke, always sane, prac- 
tical, simple in his manner of living, proud but not arrogant, brave but 
not self centered ; a monument of strength grounded in a faith like 
unto the simple faith of a little child. 

"The other is of more recent date in the list of benefactors — a 
young fellow, red headed, without a college education, but possessed 
of a wife, two babies and a small farm with a mortgage on it; bright 
eyed, clear headed, high minded — he responded in person to a letter 
advising him of his opportunity. His modest enthusiasm was a sermon 
in itself. Stating that he was moved by a sense of duty, he declared 
his desire to put into the veins of Trinity College some of his life 
blood and that by economy and by work on the outside he could and 
would contribute fifty dollars to the endowment of Trinity College. 
The foregoing is my excuse for recognizing him as worthy of mention 
along side of the old man who found a joy in lending of his blood 
to the life of this institution. 

"Mr. Washington Duke's first substantial gift to Trinity was, I 
believe, more of a protest against ignorance and poverty than an ab- 
solute commitment of approval of the character of work being done. 
Following this protest he without doubt watched and waited subject- 
ing the plant and its product to severe tests. I verily believe he con- 
sulted the book with which he was most familiar in making his tests. 
He sought out the wonderful prayer of the man of the Old Testa- 
ment whose name is a synonym of wisdom : 'Give thy servant an 
understanding heart (a hearing heart) that I may know good from 
bad.' Did he discover evidences of hearing hearts among the stu- 
dents. That promise by Christ of immeasurable wealth, 'Blessed are 
the meek for they shall inherit the earth,' was his by right. Recalling 
that the word 'meek' is closest akin in meaning to the compound word 
'gentlemen' as used in the old days, the thought of companionship and 
service dominating, he must have found quiet enjoyment in dis- 
covering in the annual product turned out, gentlemen, companionable 
men, anxious to help their fellowmen. Always sane, always practical, 
he made few mistakes. His subsequent gifts, large and frequent, be- 
tray to us his conclusions that hearing hearts and gentlemen are 
cheap at any price. By virtue of his own and of the benefactions of 
his honored family and others Trinity College stands to-day not so 
much as a protest against ignorance and poverty but as an effective, 
successful agency in the propagation of wisdom and wealth." 



On the Campus 205 

At the conclusion of Colonel's Bruton's address, President 
Few read the list of those who had made donations to the 
College during the past year, making special mention of two 
recent gifts. Dr. Few said : 

"Mr. Benjamin N. Duke has made a donation for placing a granite 
wall around the entire college campus and completing the macadamiz- 
ing of roads and making of walks within the campus. 

"Mr. James B. Duke has established a fund of $35,000.00 a year for 
certain uses of the Methodist church in North Carolina, a part of 
which fund is to be administered by Trinity College. 

"Both these gifts were made through Bishop John C. Kilgo, who has 
been deeply concerned through a period of twenty-one years for every- 
thing that looks to the good of Trinity College, and who on his re- 
moval to Charlotte last June was elected president emeritus in order 
that he might always have a definite relation to the administration 
of the College. 

"With these gifts came a striking message from Messrs. B. N. and 
J. B. Duke: 'Don't let Trinity get a craze for numbers. Be careful 
to do sound and good work. Our interest is in doing the best, not 
doing the most, unless it is first the best.' 

"Here Trinity College is commissioned anew to eschew the common 
present-day craze for bigness and to seek greatness through direct 
personal service to even the humblest student that shall ever pass 
through its doors." 



ALUMNAE DEPARTMENT 

The former residence of Dr. Kilgo is now being used as the 
Woman's Building. There are twenty girls living in this build- 
ing, and they are greatly pleased with their beautiful and com- 
fortable new home. Mrs. Annie B. Rone, who has been in 
charge for a number of years, continues to be matron. 

There are now eighty-nine girls attending Trinity. There 
are forty in the freshman class, twenty-six in the sophomore, 
nine in the junior, and thirteen in the senior, with one gradu- 
ate student. 

Trinity women have spent the past summer in various 
ways ; some have traveled, others have taken a much needed 
rest at home ; while still others have either taught or studied. 

Miss Augusta Michaels had the Department of Drawing 
in the University Summer School at Chapel Hill. 

Miss Mamie Jenkins took a course in journalism at the 
University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. She also 
visited many points of interest in the middle west in company 
with her sister, Miss Fredericka Jenkins, who studied at Chi- 
cago University during the summer. 

Mrs. Fannie C. Bivins attended the George Peabody School. 
Miss Mamie Newman was also here during the summer ses- 
sion. She will remain at Peabody this winter, continuing her 
course in household economics. 

The Bulletin of the Peabody School for Teachers in Nash- 
ville, Tennessee, has the following to say : "Perhaps the most 
successful of all student activities from a physical standpoint 
was the college cafeteria under the management of Miss Ida 
Carr, with assistance from Miss Ada M. Field of the Depart- 
ment of Foods and Cooking." 

The cafeteria is very popular now in the large cities and in 



Alumnae; Department 207 

colleges, and we are glad to know that Miss Ida Carr, a Trin- 
ity woman, is successful in the work. 

Miss Amy Muse was in New York for the summer at Co- 
lumbia University. 

At least two Trinity women, and probably others, were 
fortunate enough to visit the exposition at San Francisco and 
San Diego during the summer months. Miss Mary Tapp has 
recently returned from her trip, while Mrs. H. E. Spence 
(Bessie Whitted) made her visit earlier in the season. 

The majority of Trinity women who are out of college are 
teaching. They have recently taken up the work of the new 
session — 1915-16. In the schools of Durham, Trinity is well 
represented in the teaching force. Misses Lila B. Markham, 
Annie Tillett, Augusta and Susie Michaels, and Mrs. Fannie C. 
Bivins are in the Durham High School. 

At the Fuller, there are Misses Nell Umstead, Sudie Whit- 
more, Kate Lee Hundley, Lilian White, Fannie Markham, 
and Nell McClees. 

Misses Sallie Beavers, Ruby Markham, and Mollie Speed 
are at the Edgemont School ; while at North Durham are 
Misses Nell Piper and Lucille Aiken. 

In the vicinity of Durham there are other teachers, who 
have obtained their training at Trinity. At West Durham are 
Mrs. Holland Holton (Lela D. Young), and Misses Emma 
Foushee, Blanche Duke, Ruth Poteat, Carrie Hammet, Eva 
Neal, and Eunice Jones. Those at East Durham are Miss Iva 
Barden, Miss Henrietta Vaughan, Mrs. M. D. Herndon (Daisy 
Barbee), and Mrs. C. M. Warlick (Rosaline Young). Lake- 
wood school has three : Misses Lucille Hundley, Daisy Rog- 
ers, and Ethel Massey. 

The girls of last year's senior class are following their pred- 
ecessors in the choice of teaching: fifteen of the sixteen have 
accepted positions in schools for the present session. Several 
are teaching out of the State. Miss Jessie Persinger is profes- 
sor of mathematics in the Woman's College of Alabama at 



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Montgomery. Miss Amy Russell is teaching in the city schools 
of Birmingham, Alabama. Miss Catherine Thomas is in Dan- 
ville at the Randolph-Macon Institute. The others have re- 
mained in North Carolina. Miss Ellen Constable is at Lake 
Landing; Miss Janie Couch, in the high school at Concord; 
Miss Anna Rigsbee, at Olive's Chapel School of Wake 
County; Miss Mildred Satterfield, in Roxboro ; and Miss Irma 
Tapp, at High Point in the high school. Miss Fannie Helen 
Vann is teaching mathematics at Carolina College in Maxton ; 
Miss Cora Wescott is at Columbia ; Miss Annie Hamlin, in the 
high school at Nashville; Miss Willietta Evans, at Grifton; 
and Miss Mary Berry is teaching in Enfield. Two are in the 
Durham county schools : Miss Ethel Massey at Lakewood, 
and Miss Henrietta Vaughn at East Durham. Miss Amy 
Muse will remain at her home in Durham for the winter. 

Miss Bess Widenhouse and Rev. L. D. Hayman, both of 
the class of 1913, were married on the eighteenth of August. 

In November, Miss Lucille Gorham of Fayetteville is to be 
married to Mr. Floyd Sauers. 

Miss Nettie Sue Tillett is teaching in Grenada College in 
Grenada, Mississippi. 

Miss Ethel Pridgen is teaching in Hillsboro. 

Miss Susie Markham has charge of the domestic science 
work in the Gastonia graded school. 

Miss Pauline Perry is teaching in LaGrange this winter. 

Miss Lilian Brandon has gone to Hurdles' Mill, where she 
will teach. 

Miss Laura Tillett is teaching in the high school at Ral- 
eigh. 

A card has been received from Miss Nina W. Troy of 
Huchow, China. Miss Troy entered Trinity the year co-edu- 
cation was introduced, remaining one term. She later attend- 
ed Greensboro College for Women, completing the course of 
music and English. She is now a missionary and music teacher 
in the Virginia School at Huchow, China. 



PIONEER WOMEN AT TRINITY 

MISS MAMIE E. JENKINS, '96 

Forty-one years ago three courageous women, the Giles 
sisters, Mary, Theresa and Persis, perhaps the first who ever 
dared to aspire to a full college course in a North Carolina 
college, applied for admission to Trinity College. Their 
mother had moved to Trinity in order to educate her son and 
daughters. The son entered the freshman class in the fall of 
1874, and the daughters wished to do the same work their 
brother was doing. 

They were encouraged to do the full freshman work under 
the private instruction of members of the faculty, although 
they were not admitted to the classes with the men nor enrolled 
as students. Girls in the village before this had taken special 
work under the professors, but none had undertaken the full 
work of any class, and none had dreamed it was possible to 
take the full college course in this way. For three years the 
three girls faithfully continued their work, keeping up with 
the class and standing the same examinations. In the senior 
year Dr. Craven admitted the women to his classes with the 
men. As he had most of the work of the senior class, this 
virtually amounted to their admission into college. Dr. Craven 
was teacher of "metaphysics, rhetoric, and logic," and he gave 
the class a review of the entire course before recommending 
them for degrees. 

The young women completed all of the work required of 
the men ; therefore Dr. Craven placed their names in the list 
of students recommended to the Board of Trustees for gradu- 
ation in 1878. The Board voted to grant them degrees and 
diplomas. This note, which tells the whole story, appears in 
the catalogue. 

"At the last commencement, June 13th, 1878, all the mem- 
bers of the senior class, nineteen, received the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts, and the same degree was conferred upon the 
following young ladies, who had, under the instruction of the 



210 Trinity Alumni Register 

faculty, completed the whole curriculum and been approved in 
all examinations : viz., Miss Theresa Giles, Miss Persis P. 
Giles, Miss Mary Z. Giles." This is the first time their names 
appear in the catalogue. They appear again in the class roll 
among the alumni the next year. 

The admission of women was a radical move, and the presi- 
dent evidently deemed it best to move slowly and not take au- 
thority and break down precedent without the sanction of both 
the faculty and the Board of Trustees. Yet he gave the 
women a choice to prove themselves, and when they had meas- 
ured up fully, they received full reward and recognition, and in 
the open. This bit of history repeated itself later. 

On commencement day the three young women were es- 
corted to the rostrum by the president of the College, president 
of the Board of Trustees, and one other member of the Board. 
Their graduation excited great interest and much discussion. 

Some years later, in recognition of their scholarship and 
of their success after leaving college, Trinity conferred upon 
all three the degree of Master of Arts. 

It is interesting to follow the career of these dauntless 
women, the only women who had the opportunity of imbibing 
in the class room the spirit of Dr. Craven. After leaving col- 
lege they taught, two in Virginia and one in Edgecombe 
County. Not many years after leaving Trinity they established 
a high grade school for young ladies in Greenwood, South 
Carolina, and for many years continued it with much success. 
The school was noted for its thorough work and for its atmos- 
phere of culture and refinement. It is difficult to find a school 
in which the girls of this generation can get what the Green- 
wood school gave : that indefinable something gained from the 
boarding school of the past, together with sound scholarship. 
After many years of teaching, "having acquired a competency," 
the sisters closed the school and bought a home in the moun- 
tains of east Tennessee. They later sold this and returned to 
Greenwood, where two of them are still living. Persis died 
in 1912. 

For a period of more than a decade after the Giles sisters 



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left Trinity no women were enrolled among the students, and 
not until 1896 were there women in the graduating class. In 
the earlier nineties two women were enrolled for special work : 
Caroline Carpenter, who now holds a full professorship in the 
University of Tennessee and is dean of women; and Nellie 
Edwards, the wife of Dean Cranford. Miss Carpenter after 
leaving Trinity attended the Peabody Normal, studied abroad, 
and later took her degree from Vanderbilt University. 

The last year before the College was removed from "Old 
Trinity" four girls were enrolled in the freshman class and 
attended the regular classes with the boys. There is no record 
of any protest from the faculty, president, or board. These 
women students were Ella Martin, now Mrs. Frank Page, 
Floy Martin, Fannie Carr, now Mrs. Bivins, and Ida Carr. 
The Martins continued in college one year after the removal 
of the College to Durham. The others dropped out, but the 
Carrs later resumed their work. 

The year after the opening of the new college in Durham 
Annie Pegram, daughter of Prof. Pegram, entered the fresh- 
man class. The next year Mamie E. Jenkins entered the soph- 
omore class. When the junior class assembled in the fall of 
1894 both of the Carrs were in the class, and the quartette of 
girls remained in the class until graduation. 

It is worthy of note that the classes of 1896 and of 1878 
had the same number of graduates, twenty-two, the largest 
number in the history of the College until at the very close of 
the century. The class of 1896 made a high average, and the 
record of the girls did not suffer in comparison with that of 
the men. One of the girls missed the valedictory by a very 
small fraction. 

There were no accommodations for women. The girls 
were under the same jurisdiction as the day students. In order 
to give an inside point of view the use of the first person is 
necessary. When people asked us why we went to Trinity, 
our only reasons were these : we wanted to go to college, or our 
parents wanted us to go ; a woman's college at a distance was 



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an expensive proposition ; and there was no need for us to go 
off when there was a college at hand that would admit us. 

We were normal girls, not realizing that many people were 
watching us as if we were an experiment ; we were only half 
conscious of the facts that we were pioneers and that the future 
policy of the College towards women was to be shaped accord- 
ing to the success or failure of the experiment. We studied 
and played as college girls are wont to do. No favors were 
asked or granted. There was no militancy, no battling for 
rights and privileges. We took everything for granted and 
were not self-conscious. We met with only courtesy and good- 
will. Our woman's intuition told us which members of the 
faculty and which students were hostile to the presence of 
women, which enjoyed the situation, and which were indif- 
ferent. It is only fair to say, however, that there were no 
manifestations of disfavor. The men of the class seemed 
proud to have us in the class. 

Mr. Washington Duke was always interested in us and 
would question us about our progress and would chuckle over 
our achievements. It was the testing period, and in the light 
of subsequent events it seems that we made good. What was 
being tested is hard to tell, but it must have been woman's 
ability to complete the college course in the same length of 
time and under the same circumstances as men. 

No other girls attempted to enter until after we finished. 
Others were admitted in the fall of 1896. That winter the 
question of the admission of women to Trinity was definitely 
settled. The catalogue tells the story. 

"Mr. Washington Duke donated to Trinity College, Decem- 
ber 5th, 1896, the sum of $100,000 as a permanent endowment 
fund. The gift was conditioned upon granting young women 
admission as students to Trinity College." 

This was followed by other donations on the same condi- 
tion. Before Mr. Duke died, however, he withdrew the condi- 
tion, because it was the only one he had ever attached to any 
gift to Trinity and he perhaps felt that the question was perma- 
nently settled. 



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There has not been a graduating class since 1900 that has 
not had women in it, and they have made a record of which 
they need not be ashamed. The development of the woman 
question at Trinity since the acceptance of Mr. Duke's gift 
and the formal recognition of women is one of the most in- 
teresting chapters in the history of education in North Caro- 
lina, but that's another story. 



ALUMNI NOTES 

The class of 1915 was not only the latest acquisition of the 
Alumni Association, but it was also the largest class that ever 
graduated at Trinity. Naturally we are much interested in 
each member and below is given the various lines of endeavor 
to which this class has devoted itself. 

A. R. Anderson returns to Trinity and is assisting in the 
Modern Languages department; B. W. Barnard, who was 
valedictorian, also returns to his alma mater and will assist 
in Economics; J. W. Bennett is pastor of the Methodist 
church at Rougemont, N. C. ; Edgar R. Bond is a medical 
student at the University of Pennsylvania; E. N. Brower is 
in the cotton mill business in Nashville, N. C. ; F. B. Brown, 
who was last year editor of the Trinity Chronicle, is with the 
Raleigh Savings and Trust Co. ; J. W. Carr, Jr., is principal 
of the graded school at Advance, N. C. ; G. M. Carver and 
W. A. Thorne are with the DuPont Powder Co., City Point, 
Va. ; J. B. Cathey is principal of the Winecoff high school at 
Concord, N. C. ; V. S. Caviness and W. I. Wooten are prin- 
cipals of the Mackey's and LaGrange, N. C, schools respec- 
tively; J. S. Cox and N. M. Patton are in the Trinity Law 
School ; J. B. Davenport is in business with his uncle at Wind- 
sor, N. C. ; C. L. Dellinger on account of illness did not gradu- 
ate last year and returns to assist in the department of Physics 
and to receive his degree ; S. C. Dellinger is teaching in Hen- 
drix College in Conway, Ark. ; T. B. Downey is principal of 
the Tarboro graded school; L. D. Edens is at his home; C. R. 
Edwards is assistant in Biology at Trinity; B. W. Evans has 
entered into business with his father at Tyner, N. C. ; P. G. 
Farrar is assistant principal of the West Durham graded 
school; B. F. Few is assisting in the English department at 
Trinity; R. A. Finch was during the summer on the staff of 
the Wilmington Evening Dispatch; J. J. Fine is teaching at 
Seven Springs in Wayne County; R. C. Goforth has entered 
the theological department of Emory University at Atlanta, 



Alumni Notes 215 

Ga. ; C. D. Gray is on the advertising staff of the Atlanta Jour- 
nal; P. E. Green is at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; J. R. Gulledge has 
a position at Albemarle, N. C, and S. L. Gulledge is teaching at 
Weaver College ; Guy Hamilton is teaching Greek at Trinity 
Park School ; Julian Hamilton will go into business at Newport 
News, Va. ; S. G. Hawfield and W. P. Hawfield are principals 
of the schools at Spring Creek and Linwood respectively; W. 
W. Hutton is assistant cashier of a bank in Birmingham, Ala. ; 
H. G. Isley is a student in the medical department of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania ; L. L. Ivey is at home at Norwood, N. 
C. ; S. S. Jenkins was this summer a student in the Columbia 
University summer school and goes to Emory University, At- 
lanta, Ga., as assistant in Chemistry; J. E. Kanipe is teaching 
at Old Fort, N. C. ; V. W. Kimball has taken a position in the 
State department at Raleigh ; D. C. Lewis has charge of the 
boys' department of the Norfolk, Va., Y. M. C. A.; J. A. 
Love is a commercial traveler in the West; H. A. Maddox is 
with the British- American Tobacco Co, Petersburg, Va. ; J. 
G. McAdams is principal of the Snow Camp high school, 
and J. E. McLean is principal at Dover, N. C. ; W. E. Mills 
is with the Trinity College English department as assistant; 
M. F. Morgan is farming in Nash county; W. H. Morgan, 
who was this summer with the biological laboratory at Beau- 
fort, N. C, has gone into business with his brother in his 
home town; H. E. Myers is pastor of the Methodist church 
at Graham, and M. A. Osborne is pastor at Duke, N. C. ; P. 
N. Neal and P. H. North entered Harvard University, the 
former to study medicine and the latter to study law; I. T. 
Poole was married in June to Miss Willie E. Donahoe of 
Portsmouth, Va., and is now pastor of the Tarboro circuit; 
F. R. Richardson is teaching at Broadway, N. C. ; T. B. 
Roberts is with the American Tobacco Co. in Durham; Fred 
Safford is principal of the Columbia, N. C, graded school ; 
E. S. Savage is teaching; W. M. Sherrill is at his home; E. E. 
Shore is traveling in Kansas for the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco 
Co. ; Earl R. Sikes is teaching in the Kinston, N. C, graded 
schools. Beal H. Siler has for some time been connected 



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with the Mountain Meadows Inn near Asheville ; D. T. Stutts 
is at home in Carthage, N. C. ; J. W. Summers is studying law 
in his father's office at Orangeburg, S. C. ; W. M. Sutton is 
at his home; B. F. Taylor is a member of the faculty of 
Ayden Seminary ; J. J. Thaxton is assistant in the Engineering 
department of Trinity College ; R. W. Tilley is a civil engineer 
in Durham. 

P. M. Hamer, '15, is Harrison Fellow in History at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

N. I. White, '13, was this year elected to the department 
of English in the Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn, 
Alabama. 

F. W. Terrell, '13, is principal of the Hickory, N. C, high 
school. 

R. M. Gantt, '08, after graduating studied law in the 
Trinity Law School and began practice in Bryson City. He 
has recently moved to Durham, N. C, and is now located with 
S. C. Brawley in the practice of law. 

Jas. Cannon, III, '14, has recently entered the Theological 
department of Princeton University. 

G. Sam. Bradshaw, 76, of Greensboro, N. C, has been 
elected vice-president of the American Bar Association. Ex- 
Judge Wm. P. Bynum, '83, also of Greensboro, is a member of 
the executive committee of this association. 

J. H. Lotspeich, ex-' 13, is now a student in Emory Uni- 
versity and is located at 190 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. 

J. R. Secrest, who was in college 1911-12, has secured 
the D. D. S. degree and located at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Below are given the names and present occupations of 
some of the graduate students of 1915. Mounger Favre 
Adams who received the A. M. degree, '15, is married and is 
preaching at Fayette, Miss. ; Sidney Sherrill Alderman is as- 
sisting in the Modern Language department of Trinity Col- 



Alumni Notes 217 

lege ; Charles Rutherford Bagley is teaching in the city schools 
of Spartanburg, S. C. ; William Tyndall Brothers, who was a 
graduate student in law last year, has settled in Drumright, 
Oklahoma for the practice of his profession. He is associated 
with Arthur Allen McDonald, who was a second year law 
student last year; Miss Fannie Kilgo is at her home in Char- 
lotte, N. C. ; Ralph Bridger Sharbrough has charge of the 
schools at Holly Springs, Miss. ; William Albert Wilson, Jr., 
who was a graduate student from Okayama, Japan, is farming 
in a neighboring state. 

T. J. Gill, Jr., '14, is teaching at Aurelian Springs, N. C. 
Laurence F. Dixon, ex '17, is teaching at Weaver College in 
Western North Carolina. 

In connection with the agricultural demonstration work 
which he has been doing for some time, L. S. Blanchard, '09, 
now has charge of the Farm Life School of Robeson County. 

Luther M.Kitchin, ex '14, has for some months been editor 
and proprietor of the Scotland Neck Commonwealth, a weekly 
newspaper published in his home town. During the month of 
September of this year he disposed of his interest in the Com- 
monzvealth and will engage in other work. 

Among the assistants in the department of English at Trin- 
ity College this year is Leonard Burwell Hurley of the class 
of '13. 

G. W. Koonce, '79, of the Bureau of Engineers in the War 
Department, Washington, D. C, is a member of the Board 
of Governors of the University Club of that city. This club 
recently voted to place the Trinity College seal in the club 
rooms and elected the president of the College as an honorary 
member. 

The Pearl of Psalms, a homiletic treatise of force and 
deep thought has recently been published by Esek Arnold 
Wright, D. D., who was in Trinity 1860-62. Dr. Wright is a 
preacher, publicist, and author of Alabama, to which state he 
went soon after leaving his alma mater. 



218 Trinity Aujmni Register 

A. M. Proctor, '10, who during his senior year was editor 
of the Trinity Chronicle, is now superintendent of schools 
in Roanoke Rapids, N. C. For the past few years he has been 
at Mount Olive as superintendent. 

C. A. Burrus, '14, is principal of the Washington School 
for Boys, Alexandria, Va. 

At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees the following 
were elected as members of that governing board, the last 
named representing the alumni : J. C. Wooten, '98, J. A. Long, 
'05, B. S. Womble, '04, and Chas. S. Lambeth, '03. 

Hal Hayes, '14, has for the past few months been connected 
with the office of the county superintendent of education for 
Wake County. He has recently resigned and is now in the in- 
surance business in Raleigh and represents the New England 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. 

R. A. Pope, '12, has recently been elected principal of the 
Lakewood Park School. For the past two years he has been 
principal at Creedmoor, N. C. 

The following is clipped from a Monroe, N. C, newspaper 
in August of this year : 

Mr. Lee M. Howie died here this morning at the home of his son, 
Mr. Claude Howie. Mr. Howie was taken sick several days ago at 
his store in the eastern part of town. He went to the home of his son 
and had been confined to his bed since, but his condition was not con- 
sidered serious. He attempted to get up this morning and fell back 
on his bed and died in a very few minutes. Deceased was about 65 
years old. He was educated at Trinity College and was a man of in- 
telligence. He was a native of this county. Mr. A. M. Howie, of 
Sandy Ridge township, is his brother. Two sons survive. His wife 
died several years ago. Funeral will be held here tomorrow. 



LETTERS FROM ALUMNI 

We take the liberty of publishing the following excerpts 
from letters received by members of the staff: 

It has been a most delightful pleasure to receive and read the 
two copies of the Register. To those of us to whom Trinity has meant 
so much and who are so far away, it brings a tender message which 
nothing else could. 

Inclosed you will find my dollar for this year's subscription. 

Yours for Trinity, 

C. K. Proctor. 
Guthrie, Oklahoma, August 16, 1915. 



Inclosed please find my check for one dollar, subscription for one 
year to the Trinity Aeumni Register. I have received two copies of 
the Register and have been very much interested in it. 

Having been away from Trinity for fifteen years now and not 
having had the opportunity to visit you, as many of the other alumni 
have had, I often feel a yearning to go back to the old haunts and am 
at all times desirous to hear in any and all ways from the College and 
my old associates there. 

With best wishes, 

Sincerely yours, 

Frank S. Carden. 

Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 4, 1915. 



Inclosed find one dollar, covering subscription to the Trinity 
Alumni Register for one year. 

My initial copy has come to hand and I was pleasantly surprised 
with same, particularly enjoying Col. Cole's tales of the old days of '61. 

Allow me to congratulate you on your success in your efforts for 
a closer-bound Alumni Association, and the staff of the Aeumni 
Register, on the high grade of organ they are editing. 

Wherever my assistance is possible, please call on me. 

Yours loyally, 

E. C. Cheek. 

Chengchow, Honan Province, China, June 27, 1915. 



220 Trinity Alumni Register 

Herewith I am inclosing money order for one dollar, in payment 
of subscription to the Alumni Register, the first two copies of which 
I have received and read with deep feeling and pleasure. As I recall 
the happy days I had at Trinity and the many friendships formed there, 
I find my heart longing for a visit back there to the green campus that 
meant so much to me. In the Register I see names of friends — scores 
of them — whom it would be such a great pleasure to meet again. 
And commencement! What a flood of tender recollections — the gay 
crowds of young people, the hot sunshine, the throng filling every seat 
in Memorial Hall, the little groups of men squatting about in the shade 
of the campus playing mumble-peg, the crush at the receptions, the 
delicious bricks of ice cream, and by no means least of all myself ex- 
cited and perspiring as I stand there in the parlor of the Duke Building 
in the receiving line, wearing a dress suit for the first and last time ! 
Ah, the Register ! It brings it all back to me — brings it back as nothing 
else can — and so each copy is like an angel of happiness winging its 
way across the thousands of miles between me and that dear old spot, 
lifting me up from the bustle of the business world and carrying me 
back to those dear bygone days that will ever be a wonderful heritage. 

Then, too, alas there is a sadness, and we cannot keep back the tear 
as we read of the passing of friends to another world. 

God willing, I shall see the New Trinity in the next year or so. It 
is hard to get away from this great West, and especially from this 
Puget Sound country with its supremely delightful climate of the 
summer, and of all the year, for that matter. Sometimes I fear that 
I could not stand the terrific heat of North Carolina ; but if things can 
be arranged so that I can get away from my work, my wife and I 
are going to make a visit to the South and East next year, or perhaps 
shall postpone it till the spring of 1917 so that I can be at the 10-year 
reunion I suppose the class of 1907 will have. 

Kindly remember me to old friends who may be thereabouts. 

With best wishes for the Alma Mater, I remain 

Sincerely yours, 

Ural N. Hoeeman, '07. 

3807 South J. Street, Tacoma, Washington, August 5, 1915. 



REGISTER OF FORMER STUDENTS 

[This is a continuation of the roster of former students 
begun in the preceding issues of the Register. The first two 
issues contained no information about alumni who were dead, 
or who entered college after 1894, or who had not answered 
Prof. Flowers' inquiry before June 1. This issue contains 
information available October 15 concerning living alumni 
who entered college before September, 1903. It does not con- 
tain the following: 

1. Information about alumni now dead. (This is re- 
served for later publication.) 

2. Information received later than October 15. 

3. Information regarding students who entered after June, 
1903. 

4. Additional information regarding names given in the 
first issue. (Additions will be made when the final publication 
of the directory is made.) 

Additional information received from time to time regard- 
ing alumni who were in College during the administrations of 
Presidents Craven, Wood, and Crowell, together with informa- 
tion regarding other alumni who were students during the 
administrations of Presidents Kilgo and Few, will be pub- 
lished in succeeding numbers of the Register. When all nec- 
essary information has been secured, a complete directory 
will be issued in one volume and a copy sent to every sub- 
scriber. 

The executive committee of the Association has no small 
task in completing this direectory, and it urges the thorough 
co-operation of all former students. In many cases the infor- 
mation is not as complete as it should be. It is requested 
that every one who has not given all the data asked for send 
it in at once. Special request is made for information re- 
garding Trinity men who have died. Of course, also, mistakes 
will occur, and it is desired that corrections be made promptly. 

Address all communications for this department to R. L. 



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Flowers, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Trinity Col- 
lege Alumni Association.] 

Abbreviations: b., the date of birth; e., the time of matriculation, and 
the address at that time; t., the length of time in college; m., the 
maiden name of wife; p., the positions held and other facts; o., present 
occupation. 

Adams, Alpheus James: b. Aug. 18, 1878; e. Sept., 1895, Cary, N. 
C. ; m. Lettie Thelma Yates; o. dentist. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Adams, Henry Bethune, Jr.: b. Nov. 29, 1880; e. Sept., 1900, 
Monroe, N. C. ; A. B., '04; p. recorder of Monroe; o. att'y-at-law. 
Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Adams, Wade Hill: b. Nov. 2, 1876; e. Sept., 1895, Denver, N. C; 
t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '99; A. M., '00; m. Jane Douglass Cockrell; p. sec. and 
treas. N. J. Machine Co., 1906-07 ; o. sec. and director Durham-Duplex 
Razor Co., N. Y. Address: 364 N. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, N. J. 

Aeeen, Benjamin Giee: b. June 16, 1877; e. Oct., 1896, Henderson, 
N. C, R. F. D.; A. B., '00; M. D. (Columbia Univ.) ; m. Neita Watson; 
p. pres. Vance Co. medical society; city health officer; mem. bd. health; 
mem. Vance Co. good road com.; o. physician. Address: Henderson, 
N. C. 

AeerEd, LinvieeE H. : b. June 14, 1876 ; e. Sept., 1896, Holly Springs, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Myrtle May; p. mayor; mem. N. C. legislature, 1911- 
1915; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Smithfield, N. C. 

Aespaugh, John Wesley: b. Jan. 4, 1882; e. Sept., 1899, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Alice Rose; o. traveling salesman. Address: 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Anderson, Stephen Woodard: b. April 13, 1880; e. Sept., 1897, 
Wilson, N. C. ; A. B., '01; o. salesman, Western Cartridge Co. Ad- 
dress : Wilson, N. C. 

Anderson, Wade Hampton : b. Dec. 29, 1876 ; e. Sept., 1894, Wilson, 
N. C. ; A. B., '98; M. D. ; m. Sallie Harper; o. physician. Address: 
Wilson, N. C. 

Arthur, Cecil B.: b. June 12, 1885; e. Sept., 1902, Morehead City, 
N. C. ; A. B., '06 ; o. mgr. insurance dept. Liggett and Myers Tobacco 
Co. Address: 212 Fifth Ave., New York. 

Autry, John Watson: b. May 28, 1872; e. Sept., 1900, Vander, N. 
C; A. B., '06; m. Miss Green; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; 
o. pastor. Address: Nashville, N. C. 

Asbell, John N. : b. April, 1876; e. Sept., 1897, Belvidere, N. C; 
t. 1 mo.; p. teacher; road overseer; sec. ch. conf.; o. farmer; mechanic. 
Address: Belvidere, N. C. 




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/ Asbury, Louis H. : b. 1877 ; e. Sept., 1896, Charlotte, N. C. ; A. B., 
'00; m. May Crosby; o. architect. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 
^ Ayers, Frederick Wilson : b. Sept. 17, 1880 ; e. Sept., 1896, Wash- 
Y ington, N. C; A. B., '00; M. A., '01 (Eastman Nat'l Business College) ; 
o. merchant. Address: Washington, N. C. 

Bagby, Charles Whitfield: e. Sept., 1901, Monroe, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; 
m. Frankie Lenore Self; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Hickory, N. C. 

Bailey, Robert Daniel: b. Jan. 21, 1876; e. Sept., 1895, Bethel 
Hill, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Fannie Humphries; o. farmer. Address: 
Woodsdale, N. C. 

Baldwin, Jesse Armona : b. Jan. 9, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1888, Covington, 
N. C. ; A. B., '93 ; m. Winnie Watkins Redf ern ; p. prin. Ellerbee high 
school; pastor Charlotte, Gastonia, Reidsville; o. pres. Southern In- 
dustrial Institute. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Baldwin, Rufus Guy: b. June 2, 1884; e. Sept., 1903, Fayetteville, 
Tenn. ; t. 3 yrs. ; A. B., '06 ; m. Frances Bunard Cowper ; o. pres. 
Baldwin, Prince & Co., Inc., shippers and exporters of cotton. Ad- 
dress : Norfolk, Va. 

Bangert, Albert Hubbard : b. Aug. 29, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1891 ; t. 1 yr. ; 
p. real estate; o. mayor, Newbern, N. C. Address: Newbern, N. C. 

Barbee, Christopher Allen : b. Jan. 9, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1888, High 
Point, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Cora Annis Pitts ; p. Standard Oil Co. ; o. 
mgr. furniture exhibit. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Barber, Samuel Turner: b. Apr. 17, 1868; e. Jan., 1889, Reidsville, 
N. C; t. 3 yrs.; B. D., '92; m. Annie Palmer; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S., since 1892; o. pastor Andrew's Station. Address: An- 
drews, N. C. 

Barker, John Richard: b. Mar. 29, 1881; e. Sept., 1901, Trenton, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr.; IX. B., '06 (George Washington Univ.) ; m. Neta May; 
o. att'y-at-law; co. supt. public schs. Address: Trenton, N. C. 

Barnes, Alvis Decatur: b. Jan. 15, 1872; e. Sept., 1889, Reidsville, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Winifred Alice Snow ; p. office mgr. F. R. Penn 
Tobacco Co.; o. gen. ag't Christian Peper Tobacco Co. Address: 
Reidsville, N. C. 

Barnett, Asbury GillespiE: b. Sept. 12, 1877; e. Sept., 1896, Mt. 
Airy, N. C; t. }4 yr. ; m. Eva Brown Downey; o. wholesale dry-goods 
business. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Barnett, Hugh McNutt: b. Aug. 21, 1875; e. Sept., 1896, Mt. 
Airy, N. C. ; m. Annie Aiken ; o. sec.-treas. Farris, Fuller, Crenshaw 
Co. Address: 224 Fourth St., Knoxville, Tenn. 

Barnhardt, Jesse Homer: b. Feb. 22, 1873; e. Sept., 1896, Mt. 
Pleasant, N. C. ; A. B., '99; m. Hattie Misenheimer; o. pastor, Ashe- 



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ville; sec. Board of Education, W. N. C. Conf. Address: Asheville, 
N. C. 

Barnhardt, Zeb Elonzo: b. May 19, 1880; e. Sept., 1902, Concord, 
N. C, R. No. 5; A. B., '06; m. Alma Kate Wagg; p. mem. W. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1906; o. pastor. Address: Lenoir, N. C. 

Barringer, Paul J. : b. Sept. 19, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1902, Lockville, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. So. Cotton Oil Co. ; o. with Hoke Oil and Lint Co. 
Address: Raeford, N. C. 

Beachboard, Paul Edwin: b. June 3, 1884; e. Sept., 1902, Bell 
Buckle, Tenn. ; A. B., '05; m. Charlotte Alice Jones; p. sec.-treas. Lake- 
wood Public Service Co.; o. supt. Cleveland Akron Bag Co. Address: 
1258 Cohassett Ave., Lakewood, O. 

Beachboard, Zachary P.: b. Dec. 26, 1879; e. Sept., 1901, Bell 
Buckle, Tenn.; A. B., '04; m. Alice Porter Clark; p. teacher, farmer,' 
contractor and builder ; o. real estate dealer, lumber operator, promoter. 
Address: Box 163, Fruitvale, Cal. 

Best, James Arthur: b Jan. 26, 1878; e. Sept., 1895, Fremont, N. 
C. ; A. B., '00; A. M., '02; m. Dora Dees; p. prin. Mt. Pleasant acad'y; 
ass't in history, Trinity Coll., 1901-02 ; teacher in Durham high school, 
1902-03; treas. of trustees Fremont graded sch. ; o. merchant. Address: 
Fremont, N. C. 

Bethea, Chas. Lambert: b. Sept. 23, 1882; e. Sept., 1902, Latta, 
S. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. book-keeper. Address: 312 Red Cross St., Wilming- 
ton, N. C. 

BieES, William Monroe : b. July 24, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1898, Palmer- 
ville, N. C; t. 1 yr. ; m. Ollie T. Allen; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S., since 1898; o. pastor. Address: Newton, N. C. 

Bivins, Charles Madison: b. Dec. 13, 1871; e. Sept., 1902, Albe- 
marle, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '08; p. South Mills Acad.; Cary high sch.; 
Weddington Acad. ; high schs. in Shenandoah, Madison, and Rappahan- 
ock counties, Va. ; o. teacher. Address: Albemarle, N. C. 

Bivins, William Armistead: b. Dec. 27, 1877; e. Sept., 1898, Albe- 
marle, N. C. ; A. B., '02 ; m. Eva Heitman ; p. supt. Ashboro, Spencer, 
Bethel schools ; prin. North Durham, Elizabeth City, Trinity, Albe- 
marle schs. ; teacher High Point high sch. ; o. editor Albemarle Enter- 
prise. Address: Albemarle, N. C. 

Blakeney, Carl Thomas: b. Sept. 13, 1877; e. Sept., 1897, Monroe, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Jessie S. Nelson; p. druggist; teacher; o. bank 
cashier. Address: Jefferson, S. C. 

Blalock, Walter Jackson : b. July 15, 1869 ; e. Sept., 1888, Nor- 
wood, N. C. ; t. \ l /i yrs.; m. Fannie Mangum; o. wholesale lumber 
dealer. Address: Norwood, N. C. 



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Blanchard, Joseph Carroll: b. June 8, 1880; e. Sept., 1897, Hert- 
ford, N. C. ; A. B., '01 ; m. Lillian Evelyn Ferguson ; o. merchant. Ad- 
dress: Hertford, N. C. 

Blanchard, Julian: b. Nov. 10, 1885; e. Sept., 1901, Hertford, 
N. C. ; A. B., '05; A. M., '09 (Columbia Univ.); p. asst. in physics, 
Columbia Univ.; prof, of engineering, Trinity Coll.; o. lecturer in 
physics, Columbia Univ. Address: 1120 Amsterdam Ave., New York. 

Boggs, Henry Patterson: b. Dec. 23, 1867; e. Sept., 1889, Winston, 
N. C. ; A. B., '93; m. Susie Taliafero Norfleet; p. prin. Jonesboro high 
sch., 1893-95 ; supt. educ. dept. Masonic Home of Va., 1895-01 ; prin. 
Clarksville, Va., sch., 1901-02; prin. Seneca, S. C, sch., 1902-04; 
established personal education for boys, Seneca, 1905-07; editor Seneca 
Journal, 1907-08 ; personal education for boys, Glenn Springs ; o. 
teacher. Address: Glenn Springs, S. C. 

Bost, Walter Clarence: b. Dec. 4, 1873; e. Sept., 1894, Davidson, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. hardwood lumber inspector ; o. cutlery salesman. 
Address: Cornelius, N. C. 

Bostian, John Clyde: b. Oct. 21, 1886; e. Sept., 1902, Albemarle, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. clerk, 1904-06 ; mgr. dry goods dept., Morrow Bros., 
Albemarle, N. C. ; o. sec.-treas. Bostian Shoe Co. Address: Albemarle, 
N. C. 

Bowden, John MoselEy : b. May 31, 1873 ; e. Sept., 1894, Faison, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Rebecca Carr ; p. mgr. J. P. Council's farm, 
Wananish, N. C. ; o. farmer and trucker. Address: Faison, N. C, R. 
F. D. No. 3. 

Bowling, Edgar Simeon : b. Sept. 6, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1894, Rouge- 
mont, N. C. ; t. 3^4 yrs.; A. B., '99; commercial course certificate; m. 
Joe Claiborne McGwaine; o. mgr. British-American Tobacco Co. Ad- 
dress: Petersburg, Va. 

Boyd, William Kenneth : b. Jan. 10, 1879 ; e. Sept., 1894, Weaver- 
ville, N. C; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '96; A. M., '97; Ph. D. (Columbia) ; m. 
Pat LeGrand; p. master of history, Trinity Park Sch.; adj. prof, of 
history, Trinity Coll., 1901-02; instructor in history, Dartmouth, 1905- 
06; o. prof, history, Trinity Coll. since 1906. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Bradsher, Arthur Brown : b. Jan. 10, 1883 ; e. Sept., 1900, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '04 ; A. M., '05 ; m. Elizabeth Chadwick Muse ; 
p. asst. foreman, foreman, supt., factory mgr., tobacco buyer ; o. mgr. 
Export Leaf Tob. Co. Address: Box 302, Petersburg, Va. 

Breedlove, Joseph Penn: b. July 14, 1874; e. Sept., 1895, Dexter, 
N. C. ; A. B., '98 ; A. M., '02 ; m. Bessie W. Bassett ; o. librarian, Trinity 
College. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Brown, Robert Anderson : b. June 16, 1886 ; e. Sept., 1902, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Suzanne Kirkland Crow; p. collection mgr. At- 



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lantic Nat'l Bk., Jacksonville, Fla. ; treas. N. C. Audubon Soc, Raleigh, 
N. C; teller City Nat'l Bk.; o. banker. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Brown, Wiuiam Edwards : b. Dec. 17, 1868 ; e. Sept., 1896, Hyde 
Co., N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '01 ; m. Elizabeth Marvin Porter ; p. mem. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1900; o. pastor. Address: Bynum, 
N. C. 

Brown, William Henry: b. Oct. 23, 1874; e. Sept., 1898, Warren- 
ton, N. C. ; A. B., '02; m. Margaret Elizabeth Hinton; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1902; o. pastor, Aberdeen and Biscoe. Ad- 
dress: Aberdeen, N. C. 

Budd, Walter Pemberton : b. June 4, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1900, Durham, 
N. C. ; A. B., '04 ; p. teacher in Durham High School ; mgr. Chatham 
Lumber Co., 1906-13; vice-pres. Piper Roofing and Mfg. Co., 1913-14; 
o. sec.-treas. Budd-Piper Roofing Co. Address: Durham, N. C. 

BueealoE, James Henry: b. Oct. 4, 1873; e. Sept., 1897, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; t. Z l / 2 yrs.; m. Mattie Buffaloe ; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. 
Ch., S., .. ; o. pastor, Franklinton circuit. Address: Franklinton, N. C. 

Burt, Samuel Perry: b. Nov. 14, 1870; e. Sept., 1889, Centerville, 
N. C; t. 3 yrs.; M. D. (P. and S. College, Baltimore), '96; m. Viola 
Lee Davis ; p. pres. Franklin Co., N. C, med. soc. ; physician to Louis- 
burg College; o. physician, surgeon. Address: Louisburg, N. C. 

Bynum, Frederick William : b. Jan. 30, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1902, Pitts- 
boro, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; A. B., '04; m. Florence Page; p. mayor Pitts- 
boro ; chmn. Dem. county ex. com. ; co. att'y ; mem. gen. Assembly, 
1913-15; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Pittsboro, N. C. 

Card, Wilbur Wade: b. Oct. 29, 1873; e. Sept., 1895, Raleigh, N. 
C. ; A. B., '00; m. Anna Luello Waldo; p. director physical training 
Y. M. C. A., Mobile, Ala., 1901-02; o. physical director, Trinity Coll. 
Address: 2. Minerva Ave., Durham, N. C. 

Carden, Frank Stamper: b. Feb. 6, 1882; e. Sept., 1898, Bramwell, 
W. Va. ; A. B., '01; m. Frances Campbell; p. mem. gen. assembly, 
Tenn., 2 terms; o. att'y-at-law; city att'y. Address: Chattanooga, 
Tenn. 

Carl, Buford D. : b. Dec. 21, 1883; e. Sept., 1902, Concord, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; A. B.; D. D. S. ; p. instructor at Balto. Coll. D. S. ; extractor 
of dental staff, Johns Hopkins; o. dental specialist. Address: 330 N. 
Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Carpenter, Edgar Clarence: b. Jan. 14, 1877; e. Sept., 1898, 
Henrietta, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Carrie Haynes ; p. cotton mill busines.3; 
o. supt. Heath-Ham Co. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Caviness, Doctor Newby: b. Nov. 18, 1859; e. Nov. 12, 1889, San- 
ford, N. C. ; t. Z l /z yrs. ; m. Nora Cummings ; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S., since 1892; o. pastor. Address: Morehead City, N. C. 



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Claywell, James Addison, Jr. : b. Nov. 1, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1899, 
Morganton, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; o. asst. cashier First Nat'l Bank. Address: 
Morganton, N. C. 

ClEGG, Mark Bynum : b. April 25, 1874; e. Sept., 1896, Pittsboro, 
N. C. ; A. B., '00 ; m. Louise V. Hoyle ; p. prin. Belwood Inst., 3 yrs ; 
prin. Waco high sch.; mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1904; 
o. pastor Henrietta, Caroleen. Address: Henrietta, N. C. 

Clement, John Henry: b. Sept. 26, 1882; e. Sept., 1902, Mocks- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '06; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Cole, Arthur Vance: b. Oct. 21, 1882; e. Sept., 1901, Durham, 
N. C. ; A. B., '05 ; p. prin. Newton Grove Acad. ; Lakewood school, 
Durham, N. C. ; Taylorsville high sch. ; Pilot Mountain high sch. ; o. 
teacher. Address: Oriental, N. C. 

Cole, Edwin Oswald: b. Sept. 21, 1877; e. Sept., 1901, Charlotte, 
N. C. ; A. B., '05 ; m. Sue Garlington ; o. pastor, Kings Mountain, N. C. 
Address: Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Coltrane, Jesse Franklin: b. June 3, 1882; e. Sept., 1899, Rox- 
boro, N. C; A. B., '03; D. D. S., '09 (Med. Coll. of Va.) ; m. Nancy 
Etha Kemp; p. Epworth H. S., Lydia, S. C, 1903-05; Fayetteville 
schools, 1905-06; instructor Richmond Acad., 1908-09; o. dentist. Ad- 
dress: Zebulon, N. C. 

Coltrane, William Gannaway: b. Aug. 1, 1879; e. Sept., 1896, 
Roxboro, N. C. ; A. B., '00; m. Alma Lee Garrett; p. prin. Ridgeway 
Institute, Ridgeway, Va. ; Manteo high school; supt. Marion schools; 
supt. North Wilkesboro schools; o. supt. Elm City graded schools. Ad- 
dress: Elm City, N. C. 

Colvert, William Alexander: b. Oct. 28, 1875; e Sept., 1896; t. 2 
yrs. ; m. Mabel M. Turner ; p. merchant ; o. sec. Turner ALUs Co. 
Address: East Monbo, N. C. 

Connelly, George Gilmer: b. April 26, 1884; e. Sept., 1899, Mor- 
ganton, N. C. ; A. B., '03 ; o. leaf tobacco buyer for Liggett and Myers 
Tobacco Co. Address: Connelly Springs, N. C. 

Conrad, Joseph L. : b. Mar. 15, 1879; e. Sept., 1895, Durham, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Cora Lee Anderson; p. engineer for Interstate Tel. and 
Tel. Co.; o. electrical engineering. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Copeland, Arthur Saneord : b. Aug. 18, 1869 ; e. Sept., 1888, Wilson, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Delia Edgerton ; o. merchant. Address : Kinston, 
N. C. 

Cowan, John Raymond: b. July 24, 1878; e. Sept., 1896, Cleveland, 
Tenn.; A. B., '00; A. M., '02; m. Delia K. Tedder; p. w. newspapers: 
Chattanooga, Tenn.; Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minn.; Louisville, Ky. ; 



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Newark, N. J.; o. telegraph editor, Buffalo Times. Address: 427 
Prospect Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Craven, Benton Reid : b. Sept. 30, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1894, Concord, N. 
C. ; A. B., '98; m. Daisy Weatherly Donnell; p. book-keeper, China 
Grove, N. C, 1 yr. ; o. with Cone Export and Com. Co. Address: 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Craven, Bruce: b. May 14, 1881; e. Sept., 1899, Trinity, N. C; t. 
1 yr. ; m. Clara Chaffin ; p. 7 yrs. supt. city schools ; editor Winston 
Daily Journal; mem. Nat. Bar Asso. ; Author : The Torrens Land 
Title System, Synopsis of Corporation Law; o. att'y-at-law, newspaper 
and magazine writer. Address: Trinity, N. C. 

Crawford, Leonidas Wakefield : b. Dec. 23, 1877 ; e. Sept., 1894, 
Durham, N. C; A. B., '98; A. M., '03 (Columbia Univ.); m. Helen 
May Meridith ; p. instructor Rutherford Coll. ; instructor Polytechnic 
Inst, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Tudor College, N. Y. ; prof. Sweet Briar Coll., 
Va. ; o. dean and prof. Eng. Lit., Emory Coll. (winter) ; asst. director 
Columbia Univ. summer sch. Address: Emory and Henry College, 
Emory, Va. 

Crawford, Wade Hampton : b. May 14, 1877 ; e. Sept., 1897, Frank- 
lin, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Frances Bradford; p. prin. Mansfield high 
sch. ; supt. Patterson sch., La. ; o. supt. schs. Address : Andrews, N. C. 

Crook, William Marvin: b. May 7, 1879; e. Sept., 1902, Fort 
Mill, S. C. ; A. B., '06; m. Bashie Estelle Farmer; p. chief engineer, 
A. G. I. A. Reog. Co., Tefto, Ga. ; consulting engineer, Ware Co., Ga. ; 
Jefferson Co., Ga. ; Midville, Ga. ; Louisville, Ga. ; o. civil and consult- 
ing engineer. Address: Macon, Ga. 

Culberson, Don L.: b. Oct. 14, 1881; e. Sept., 1899, Roberdel, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Willie Sellars ; p. supt. Copelsia Cotton Mills ; over- 
seer carding and spinning, Randolph Mfg. Co.; o. supt. Ledbetter Mfg. 
Co. Address: Rockingham, N. C. 

Culbreth, James Marvin: b. Jan. 13, 1880; e. Sept., 1896, Kenly, 
N. C; A. B., '00; B. D. (Vanderbilt Univ.) ; m. Clara Elizabeth Tra- 
wick; p. pastor Epworth Ch., Raleigh; Trinity, Wilmington; Smith- 
field; o. asst.-sec. Epworth League. Address: 810 Broadway, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

Curtis, Benjamin Stephen: b. July 11, 1876; e. Sept., 1897, Lusher, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Hattie Maye Madden ; o. att'y-at-law ; real estate 
dealer. Address: Ardmore, Okla. 

Curtis, Zebulon Frazier: b. Mar. 14, 1874; e. Sept., 1894, Luther, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '96; A. M., '97; m. Katherine Chambers; p. 
mem. city school board; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Daniels, Arthur S. : b. Dec. 24, 1880; e. Sept., 1897, Wanchese, 
N. C; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mary Edna Petre; p. merchant, 1897-1911, Wan- 



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chese, N. C. ; o. sec.-treas. Globe Fish Co. Address: Elizabeth City, 
N. C. 

Dixon, Benjamin Franklin: b. May 29, 1879; e. Feb., 1898, Shelby, 
N. C; t. 4 yrs., 2 mo.; A. B., '03; A. M. ; LL. B. (Columbia Univ.) ; 
p. state auditor ; prosecuting att'y, Raleigh, N. C. ; mem. N. C. and 
N. Y. Bars ; author of legal articles in encyclopedias ; sec. legislative 
freight rate com.; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Dixon, Frances Ernest: b. Oct. 14, 1872; e. Jan., 1895, Maple 
Cypress, N. C. ; t. 2^ yrs.; m. Nannie West; p. mem. Pacific Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S.; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1900; o. pastor, 
Stedman circuit. Address: Stedman, N. C. 

Dowd, Orren Weseey: b. Oct. 28, 1875; e. Sept., 1896, Carbonton, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mollie Wiles ; p. teacher, pastor ; mem. Pacific Conf., 
M. E. Ch v S., mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Gibson. 
Address: Gibson, N. C. 

Duncan, Charles Lucas : e. Sept., 1890, Beaufort, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; 
M. D. (Univ. Md.) ; m. Clyde Mason; o. physician. Address: Beau- 
fort, N. C. 

Edwards, Linus M. : b. May 19, 1880 ; e. Durham, N. C. ; m. Mary 
Elizabeth Eure; o. dentist. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Egerton, Charees Edward Davis : b. Apr. 10, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1899, 
Louisburg, N. C; A. B., '03; p. w. Gen. Electric Co., 1904-07; supt. 
elec. dept., Wilson, N. C. ; statistician, C. P. and L. Co., 1910-12; o. 
electrical engineer, Yadkin River Power Co. Address: Rockingham, 
N. C. 

Eeias, Lewis W.: b. Dec. 11, 1876; e. Sept., 1895, Franklin, N. C; 
A. B., '99; m. Frances R. Carter; o. physician. Address: Asheville, 
N. C. 

Eeeington, Richard Lindsey: b. Oct. 4, 1879; e. Sept., 1897, Reids- 
ville, N. C; t. 1 yr.; B. S., Univ. N. C. and Guilford College; p. teller, 
Citizens Bank, Reidsville; o. leaf dept, Liggett and Myers Tob. Co. 
Address: Reidsville, N. C. 

Eeeiott, Arthur G. : b. Sept. 6, 1883 ; e. Sept., 1900, Durham, N. C. ; 
A. B., '04; p. office of reg. deeds, Durham, N. C, 1905-06; o. civil 
engineer. Address: Washington, N. C. 

Elliott, Eugene W.: b. May 4, 1882; e. Sept., 1904, West Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs.; m. Cora Mangum; p. farmer; life insurance 
ag't., 1906-07; o. pastor, Cascade. Address: Cascade, Va. 

Ethridge, Robert Bruce: b. July 31, 1878; e. Sept., 1895, A. B., '99; 
p. supt. of schools; clerk Superior Court; mem. N. C. legislature; 
state senator; 0. cashier, Bank of Manteo, postmaster. Address: Man- 
teo, N. C. 



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Farabow, Preston Thomas: b. Nov. 10, 1869; e. Sept., 1897, Stem, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Kate McD. Sharpe ; p. book-keeper, farmer, cashier, 
Bank of Carthage; o. farmer. Address: Carthage, N. C. 

Farnell, Daniel Newton: b. April 25, 1858; e. Jan., 1879, Swans- 
boro, N. C. ; A. B., '82; m. Alice William Russell; p. observer U. S. 
Weather Bureau, traveling correspondent Wilmington (N. C.) Mes- 
senger, editor Dunn (N. C.) Signboard, clerk in U. S. postoffice dept., 
ag't A. C. L. Ry., at Suffolk, Va. ; clerk in House of Rep. U. S., travel- 
ing salesman; o. organizer, Order of Owls. Address: 813 Bank St., Suf- 
folk, Va. 

Fink, Fletcher N. : b. Jan. 22, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1899, Concord, N. C. ; 
A. B., '03; m. Jessie K. Shelton ; p. chief clerk in mechanical dept. 
Isthmian Canal Com.; o. chief clerk, Am. Tel. and Tel. Co. Address: 
1000 East Ave., Charlotte, N. C. 

Fitzgerald, John Hampton: b. Nov. 25, 1865; e. Sept., 1891, Sa- 
perea, N. C. ; A. B., '95 ; m. Clara Genevieve McCaughan ; p. pastor, 
Winston circuit, Durango, Mazethan, Torreon ; presiding elder, Dur- 
ango, Chihuahua, and El Paso districts ; o. missionary. Address : El 
Paso, Texas. 

Flowers, Charles Eugene: b. Oct. 23, 1872; e. Sept., 1891, Tay- 
lorsville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. Pacific Coast representative of Leonard 
and Barrows, and Grover. Address: Essex Hotel, Boston, Mass. 

Flowers, George Horace : b. May 23, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1897, Taylors- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '01 ; m. Blanche Lacey Patton ; foreman, supt., 
mgr. of British Am. Tob. Co., leaf dept.; o. local mgr. Export Leaf 
Tob. Co. Address: Richmond, Va. 

Foard, Henry Gilbert: b. Oct. 12, 1885; e. Sept., 1902, Wilming- 
ton, N. C; A. B., '06; p. special ag't. N. C. Carolina Ins. Co., Wil- 
mington, N. C. ; o. special agt. The Home Insurance Co. of N. Y. 
in N. C. and S. C. Address: 403 Chestnut St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Forbes, Fred James: b. Jan. 11, 1883; e. Sept., 1900, Greenville, N. 
C. ; t. 1^2 yrs.; m. Blanche C. Mayo; o. bank cashier. Address: Green- 
ville, N. C. 

Ford, Fred L. : b. Mar. 17, 1878; e. Sept., 1894, Reidsville, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; o. cashier, Bank of Columbus. Address: Vineland, N. C. 

Fortune, Walter Harlen : b. Nov. 9, 1873; e. Sept., 1889, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Marion Blackley; o. feed and coal business. 
Address: Damascus, Va. 

Franklin, Earl Rufein: b. Jan. 9, 1884; e. Sept., 1901, Raleigh, 
N. C, No. 4; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., A. M. ; p. prin. Merry Oaks high sch. ; o. 
supt. schools. Address: Pittsboro, N. C. 



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Franklin, Gideon Edwards : b. June 12, 1855 ; e. Sept., 1875, Elkin, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; 1 yr. in Cal. State Normal Sch. ; p. teacher ; o. farmer 
and walnut grower. Address : Carpinteria, Santa Barbara Co., Cal. 

FrizzellE, Jesse Paul: b. Sept. 2, 1882; e. Sept., 1900, Snow Hill, 
N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '04; two years in Trinity Coll. Law Sch.; m. 
Nina Warner Frizzelle; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Snow Hill, N. C. 

FrizzellE, Mark T. : b. Oct. 26, 1879; e. Sept., 1899, Snow Hill, 
N. C. ; A. B., '03; o. physician. Address: Ayden, N. C. 

Gibbons, John Partridge: b. May 12, 1875; e. Sept., 1894, Jones- 
boro, N. C. ; A. B., '98; m. Virginia Garrett Ware; p. w. Standard 
Oil Co., 1898-1903; o. broker. Address: Hamlet, N. C. 

Gibbons, Lemuel Hardy: b. July 12, 1881; e. Sept., 1899, Wil- 
mington, N. C. ; A. B., '03; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Jonesboro, N. C. 

Gibson, Edward Herbert: b. Feb. 18, 1880; e. Sept., 1898, Gibson, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. 2 mo.; m. Edith M. Gibson; p. mayor Laurinburg; 
trial justice, criminal court, Scotland County; o. att'y-at-law. Ad- 
dress: Laurinburg, N. C. 

Gibson, Francis Duncan: b. Nov. 23, 1886; e. Sept., 1902, Gibson, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Myra Parks; p. asst.-cashier, Bank of Gibson; o. 
farmer. Address : Gibson, N. C. 

Gibson, LeRoy Bruce: b. Oct. 30, 1886; e. Sept., 1902, Gibson, N. 
C. ; t. 4 yrs.; p. book-keeper; o. soldier. Address: 9th Inf. Com., Lando, 
Texas. 

Gibson, Noah F.: b. Dec. 29, 1877; e. Sept, 1897, Gibson, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Hattie M. Adams; o. planter. Address: Gibson, N. C. 

Giles, Denison Foy : b. July 26, 1880 ; e. Sept, 1899, Dunn, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs.; attended U. N. C. 1 yr. ; m. Katherine Lee Reed; p. prin. 
Marion, N. C, school ; supt. McDowell Co. schools ; o. supt. Wake 
Co. schools. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Giles, Marvin Stamey: b. July 1, 1878; e. Sept, 1897, Mt. Pleas- 
ant, N. C. ; A. B, '01 ; p. supt. Hope Mills school, Apex school ; county 
supt. schools of McDowell Co. ; o. supt. of graded sch. Glen Alpine. 
Address: Glen Alpine, N. C. 

Godwin, Hannibal Lafayette: b. Nov. 3, 1873; e. Jan, 1895, 
Dunn, N. C; t. 2 yrs.; LL. B. (Univ. N. C.) ; m. Mattie Block 
Barnes ; p. mayor Dunn, N. C, 1897 ; mem. State Senate, 1903 ; pres. 
elector, 1904; mem. Congress, 6th N. C. dist, since 1907; o. mem. of 
Congress. Address : Dunn, N. C. 

GoodE, HarlEy: b. Dec. 30, 1882; e. Sept, 1899, Connelly Springs, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; A. B, '03 (Peabody Coll.); m. Mrs. Roberta May 
Faw; o. ry. postal clerk. Address: Connelly Springs, N. C. 

Gorham, Louis Rhodes: b. Dec. 14, 1875; e. Sept, 1896, Battle- 



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boro, N. C; t. 1 yr.; D. D. S., '06 (Balto. College of Dental Surgery) ; 
m. Mary Cherry Bryan; p. teacher, book-keeper; o. dentist. Address: 
322 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Guthrie, Guy Moore: b. Nov. 27, 1877; e. Sept., 1902, Engelhard, 
N. C. ; A. B., '06; m. Etta Clark; o. prin. Engelhard graded sch. Ad. 
dress: Engelhard, N. C. 

Hall, William Holland: b. Nov. 29, 1884; e. Supt, 1902, Wil- 
mington, N. C; t. 3V 2 yrs.; A. B., '08; A. M., '09; 2 yrs. U. S. Naval 
Academy; 1 yr. Univ. Mich; p. prin. Columbia (N. C.) school; teacher 
Math., Wilson high sch.; o. asst. prof. Civil Engineering, Trinity Coll. 
Address: Durham, N. C. 

Hammond, Alfred F. : b. Dec. 29, 1874; e. Sept., 1899, Trenton, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; M. D. ; m. Dollie V. Kqpnce ; p. supt. health, Jones 
Co.; life insurance exam'r; o. physician. Address: Pollocksville, N. C. 

Hanes, Pleasant Hubur, Jr.: b. Mar. 5, 1880; e. Sept., 1896, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. ; A. B., '00 ; m. Evelyn Wills Hazen ; o. sec- 
treas., P. H. Hanes K't'g Co. Address: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

HarrEll, Costen Jordan : b. Feb. 12, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1902, Durham, 
N. C. ; A. B., '06; A. M., B. D., (Vanderbilt) ; p. clerk Correspondence 
School, Nashville, Tenn., 4 yrs.; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., 
since 1910; o. pastor, Mangum Street Church. Address: Durham, 
N. C. 

Harrison, Edward Norman: b. Dec. 20, 1879; e. Sept., 1900, Wel- 
don, N. C. ; t. 2^ yrs. ; m. Helen G. Ditmars ; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S., since 1905; o. pastor, Caswell Street M. E. Ch., S. Ad- 
dress: Kinston, N. C. 

Hendren, LinvillE Laurentine: b. Mar. 3, 1879; e. Sept., 1896, 
New Berne, N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '00; A. M., '01; Ph. D. (Columbia 
Univ.); m. Virginia Bryan; p. asst. in Physics, Columbia Univ.; adj. 
prof. Applied Math., Trinity College ; o. prof. Physics and Astronomy, 
Univ. of Ga. Address: Athens, Ga. 

Henry, James Thomas: b. Mar. 24, 1872; e. Sept., 1894, Acton, 
N. C. ; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '98; A. M., '00; m. Marguerite Annie Harris; 
p. supt. schools; o. teacher. Address: Hampton, S. C. 

Highsmith, John Henry: b. Oct. 5, 1877; e. Sept., 1896, Durham, 
N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '00; A. M., '02; Teachers' College, Columbia 
University, 1904-06; m. Lula Johnson; p. prin. gram, school, Durham, 
N. C. ; prof. Philosophy and Bible, Meredith College; conductor of 
teachers' institutes; instructor in summer session, State Normal Coll.; 
o. prof. Education. Address: Wake Forest College, N. C. 

Hobgoood, Alton Sanders: b. Apr. 30, 1882; e. Sept., 1902, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '06 ; Trinity College Law Sch., one yr. ; 
p. stenographer; o. atty-at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 



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Hobgood, Robert Maynard: b. Oct. 16, 1874; e. Sept., 1897, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Lizzie Holloway; o. gen. del. and stamp 
clerk, U. S. post office. Address: 410 Roxboro St., Durham, N. C. 

HoldEn, Joseph Edgar: b. Jan. 1, 1869; e. Jan., 1897, Beaumont, 
N. C; t. 3y 2 yrs.; A. B., '00; m. Mattie King Angell; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1900; o. pastor. Address: Norlina, N. C. 

Holton, Thomas Alfred: b. July 24, 1882; e. Sept. 11, 1902, 
Grifton, N. C. ; A. B., '06 ; m. Bessie Craver ; p. prin. Courtney Acade- 
my, Stem high school, East Durham high school ; supt. Roper schs. ; 
instructor in math., Winston-Salem High School; o. supt. Albemarle 
schools. Address: Albemarle, N. C. 

Hoover, Edwin Francis: b. Oct. 5, 1879; e. Sept., 1901, Bell Buckle, 
Tenn. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B.; m. Bessie King; p. dept. Greek and Latin, 
Clebarro College, Cleburne, Tex. ; o. prin. Smyrna high school. Ad- 
dress : Smyrna, Tenn. 

Hornaday, Clieeord Lee : b. Apr. 5, 1879; e. Sept., 1896, Ridgeway, 
N. C; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '02; A. M., '05; m. Bessie Jones; p. instructor 
in Trinity Park School since graduation; o. teacher. Address: Trinity 
Park, Durham, N. C. 

Horton, Daniee W. : b. 1882; e. Sept., 1901, Durham, N. C. ; t. y 2 
yr. ; m. Georgia Farthing; o. shoe merchant. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Hoyle, Caleb W. : b. Mar. 16, 1874 ; e. Jan., 1894, Monroe, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Lillie Love Stroup ; o. druggist. Address : Fallston, N. C. 

Hoyle, E. Marvin: b. Aug. 25, 1879; e. Sept., 1900, Delight, N. C; 
A. B., '04; m. Olive Leola Turner; p. mem. N. C. Conf. and W. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1903; o. pastor, Asheville. Address: 
210 Patton Ave., Asheville, N. C. 

Hoyle, Geo. A.: b. June 17, 1877; e. Sept., 1898, Belwood, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Lucy Barber; o. merchant. Address: Shelby, N. C. 

Hoyle, John William: b. June 22, 1868; e. Sept., 1894, Belwood, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; m. Civilla C. Cranford; p. mem. N. C. Conf., and W. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1896; o. pastor, Sparta. Address: 
Sparta, N. C. 

Howland, William Franklin : b. Feb. 2, 1876 ; e. Jan., 1895, 
Beaufort, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Mary Elizabeth Mcintosh ; p. railroad 
supt.; o. asst. postmaster. Address: Henderson, N. C. 

Huckabee, James Gaston: b. June 22, 1881; e. Sept., 1900, Albe- 
marle, N. C. ; A. B., '04; p. foreman; o. American Tob. Co. Address: 
Durham, N. C. 

Hunt, Robert Eugene: b. Oct. 18, 1875; e. Sept., 1900, Burlington, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Emery Murray; p. mem. N. C. Conf. and W. 



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N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1901; o. pastor, Taylorsville. Address: 
Taylorsville, N. C. 

Jones, Americus : b. July 18, 1872; e. Sept., 1901, Stem, N. C; 
t. 2 yrs. ; m. Pattie Davis; p. prin. Ingleside acad., 1903-07; Stem 
high school, 1907-08; Lyons, 1908-09; Casar, 1909-10; Ingleside, 1910-12; 
o. farmer; local preacher, M. E. Ch., S. Address: Louisburg, N. C. 

Jones, Otho Jerome: b. May 21, 1879; e. Sept., 1898, Mt. Island, 
N. C. ; A. B., '02; m. Sallie Alston Bonner; p. teacher; mem. W. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Wilkesboro. Address: Wilkesboro, 
N. C. 

Jones, William Cecil: b. June 22, 1879; e. Sept., 1897, Beaufort, 
N. C; t. 2y 2 yrs.; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1906; 
o. pastor, Tryon. Address: Tryon, N. C. 

Kelly, Richard Cecil: b. Dec. 24, 1886; e. Sept., 1901, Bramwell, 
W. Va.; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '07; Trinity College Law School two yrs.; 
m. Ellen Mordecai; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Ashboro, N. C. 

Kime, John W. : b. Jan. 4, 1882; e. Sept., 1899, Concord, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Emma Milliken; o. pay-master. Address: Concord, N. C. 

Kugimiya, Tokio : b. Mar. 13, 1871 ; e. Oct., 1900, Japan ; t. 3 yrs. ; 
A. B., '03; m. Luga Tatsuji; p. pastor, Hiroshima, 10 yrs.; o. pastor, 
editor. Address: M. E. Church, W. Osaka, Japan. 

Lackey, Otis Brantley: b. Sept. 26, 1877; e. Sept., 1897, Morgan- 
ton, N. C. ; t. 1 yr., 3 mo.; m. Martha Crowley; p. asst. res. eng. 
L. & N. Ry. ; res. eng. S. W. Ry. ; asst. roadmaster So. Ry. ; contrac- 
tor; o. resident engineer, So. Ry. Co. Address: Memphis, Tenn. 

Lambeth, Charles Franklin: b. Oct. 18, 1882; e. Sept., 1900, 
Thomasville, N. C. ; A. B., '04; m. Mary Johnson; p. pres. Standard 
Chair Co.; pres. First Nat'l Bank; mem. Board of Trustees of Trinity 
Coll.; o. chair m'f'g. Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

Lambeth, James Erwin : b. July 5, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1902, Thomas- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '06; m. Mary Helen McAuley; p. v. -pres. Standard 
Chair Co.; o. m'f'g. Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

Lambeth, William Arnold: b. Oct. 5, 1879; e. Sept., 1898, 
Thomasville, N. C; A. B., '01; B. D. (Yale), '04; A. M. (Harvard), 
'05 ; m. Evelyn Walker ; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 
1906; o. pastor, Reidsville. Address: Reidsville, N. C. 

Lance, Charles Martin: b. Apr. 7, 1870; e. Sept., 1898, Avery's 
Creek; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '03; m. Ava Malessie Clendenin; p. mem. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1903; o. pastor, Southport Station. Ad- 
dress : Southport, N. C. 

Lane, John B. : b. Jan. 14, 1875; e. Oct., 1890, Eureka, N. C; t. 3 
yrs.; m. Louise Person; p. sec.-treas. Fremont Oil Mill Co.; o. farmer, 
m'f'g. Address: Fremont, N. C. 



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Langston, John Dallas: b. Mar. 22, 1881; e. Sept., 1899, West 
Durham, N. C. ; A. B., '03 ; m. Mary Williams Williamson ; p. mem. 
Gov. Craig's personal staff with rank of Col. ; teacher, Stedman, 
N. C, and Goldston, N. C. ; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Lassiter, Edgar Wingate: b. Nov. 9, 1880; e. Sept., 1897, Rich 
Square, N. C; A. B., '01; M. D., '09 (Univ.) ; m. Mary R. Vann; p. 
merchant; farmer; o. physician, surgeon. Address: Rich Square, N. C. 

Law, Robert Adger: b. Mar. 8, 1879; e. Sept., 1901, Spartanburg, 
S. C. ; t. 1 yr.; A. M., '02; m. Elizabeth Mortimer Manigault; p. 
instructor English (Harvard), 1905-06; editor: Romeo and Juliet 
(Arden Shakespeare) ; Henry VI, Pt. Ill (Tudor Shakespeare) ; o. 
associate prof. Eng. Univ. of Texas. Address: Austin, Texas. 

Lawton, Robert Oswald: b. 1881; e. Sept., 1901, Brighton, S. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; A. B., (Wofford) ; m. Anne Pattillo Simpson; p. asst. in 
English, Wofford; prof. English, Lander College; mem. S. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S. ; Author : The Greatest of These, The Making of a 
Home; o. pastor, N. Augusta. Address: North Augusta, S. C. 

LEE, Eli Franklin : b. Mar. 28, 1879 ; e. Sept., 1900, Newton Grove, 
N. C; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '05; A. M., '08 (Col. Univ.); graduated at 
Union Theological Seminary, N. Y., 1909; m. Elsie Barbee; p. asst. 
pastor Arlington Ave. Pres. Ch., Brooklyn, N. Y., 1907-08; pastor, St. 
Alban's Pres. Ch., St. Alban's, L. I., 1909-12; W. End Presbyt. Ch., 
Birmingham, Ala., 1912-13 ; o. pastor, Buffalo and Midway Presbyt. 
Churches. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

LEE, William Bowman: b. July 16, 1864; e. Sept., 1887, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; B. D., '91; m. Mamie Fonville; p. co-prin. Kinston 
College, N. C; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; pres. Granberry 
College, Brazil ; o. dean of theol. dept., Granbery Coll. ; director Gran- 
bery Coll. Mission. Address: Juiz de Fora, Brazil. 

Liles, Joseph Frank: b. Dec. 15, 1872; e. Sept., 1896, Tarboro, 
N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '02; Univ. N. C. Law Sch., 1906; m. Mattie 
Elizabeth Stancill ; p. teacher, 4 yrs. ; post-master, Tarboro, N C, 
1910-14; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Tarboro, N. C. 

Liles, Paul Wilson: b. Dec. 21, 1879; e. Jan., 1900, Tarboro, N. C; 
t. 3j4 yrs. ; A. B., '03 ; m. Bessie Inez von Santen ; o. traffic mgr., So. 
Bell Tel. Co. Address : Savannah, Ga. 

LinnEy, Romulus Z. : b. July 1, 1876; e. Sept., 1897, Taylorsville, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Lessie N. Townsend ; p. surgeon Frisco R. R. ; 
pres. co. med. society; pres. U. S. Pension Board; co. physician 
Woods Co., Okla. ; o. physician. Address: Hopton, Okla. 

Little, Lee Ledbetter: b. July 29, 1857; e. Sept., 1875, Ansonville, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Lula Smith, (2) Julia Lockhart; o. farmer; 
real estate dealer. Address: Ansonville, N. C. 



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LittlEjohn, David Hall: b. Aug. 25, 1877; e. Jan., 1896, Charlotte, 
N. C. ; t. 2y 2 yrs. ; A. B., '98; p. reporter, Charlotte News; o. reporter, 
Charlotte News. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Livengood, Charles Harris: b. Dec. 11, 1879; e. Sept., 1900, Mocks- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '04; m. Mary Blackwell Johnson; p. foreman; o. 
asst. supt. W. Duke, Sons & Co. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Lockhart, Walter Samuel: A. B., '04; LL. B., '13; p. instructor in 
History, Trinity Park Sch. ; o. att'y-at-law, prof, of Law, Trinity Coll. 
Law Sch. Address: 401 Watts St., Durham, N. C. 

Lowdermilk, William Steele: b. Jan. 29, 1882; e. Sept., 1900; 
A. B., '04; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; m. Aimie Horan ; p. judge 
co. court; co. att'y; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Rockingham, N. C. 

Lucas, William A.: b. Feb. 11, 1881; e. Sept., 1899, Lucama, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Mamie Doss Jennings; p. co. att'y, Wilson Co., 1 yr. ; 
city att'y, 1910-13; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Lyon, George Leonidas: b. Feb. 3, 1881; e. Sept., 1897, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs.; m. Annie Snowden Carr. Address: Durham, N. C. 

McAdams, Charles Rupert: b. Jan. 23, 1882; e. Sept., 1901, Siler 
City, N. C; t. 2 yrs.; med. coll., 1908-12; m. Grace Eloise Ezell; p. 
supt. High Point Furniture Co., 1903-08; o. physician. Address: 
Pineville, N. C. 

McAfee, William Fort : b. Mar. 4, 1880 ; e. Sept., 1899, Smithville, 
Ga. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Kathleen Salter; (2) Lucile Pipkin; p. tax as- 
sessor; salesman; A. T. Co.; International Harvester Co.; o. treas. 
Lee Co.; salesman I. H. Co. Address: Smithville, Ga. 

March, George Markham : b. Sept. 5, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1900, Mobile, 
Ala. ; t. 2 yrs. ; A. B. ; m. Ellie McMurphy ; p. buyer "mill supply 
House"; real estate; prop, stationery store; prop, building contractors' 
establishment; o. farmer. Address: Theodore, Ala., Route 2. 

Markham, Charles Blackwell: b. Oct. 8, 1886; e. Sept., 1902, 
Durham, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '06; A. M., '07; Columbia Univ., 
1907-08; m. Sadie Hackney; o. asst. prof. Mathematics; asst. treas., 
Trinity Coll. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Matthews, Martin Luther: b. Nov. 7, 1874; e. Sept., 1894, East 
Bend, N. C. ; t. J^yr. ; m. Ruth Huff ; p. prin. Union high school, East 
Bend; prin. Wilkesboro Seminary; o. physician. Address: Cameron, 
N. C. 

Meacham, Charles Thomas: b. May 8, 1874; e. Sept., 1894; t. 2 
yrs.; m. Susan H. Pollock; p. mgr. Chesterfield Mfg. Co., Petersburg, 
Va. ; 7 yrs.; frt. agt. W. A. C. L. Ry., 12 yrs.; o. brick mfg. ; frt. agt. 
Address: New Bern, N. C. 

Midgette, Garland Eugene: b. Jan. 17, 1874; e. Jan., 1896, Wil- 



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liamston, N. C; t. \y 2 yrs.; Wake Forest Law Sch., 1899-1900; m. 
Mary Buxton; p. mem. N. C. legislature, 1907; Co. att'y; o. att'y-at- 
law. Address: Jackson, N. C. 

Mims, Hugh Forrest: b. Jan. 5, 1880; e. Sept., 1898, Newport, 
Tenn. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Isa B. White; o. merchant. Address: Morris- 
town, Tenn. 

Moore, Alonzo Gibbons : b. July 23, 1879 ; e. Sept., 1897, Faison, 
N. C. ; t. 4 yrs. ; A. B., '05 ; m. Hallie Thomason ; p. stenog. and court 
reporter for district att'y, Yuma Co., Arizona ; head stenog. accounting 
dept. Edison Electric Co. Los Angeles ; auditor Mexican Nat'l Gas 
Co. Mexico City; o. accountant, Mexican Petroleum Co. Address: 
1015 Security Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Morgan, John AelEn : b. Nov. 5, 1883; e. Sept., 1902, Ridgeville, 
N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '06; A. M., '07; m. Flora May Wrenn; p. acting 
asst. prof. Economics, Trinity, 1910-11; o. asst. prof. Econ., Middle- 
bury Coll. Address: Middlebury, Vt. 

Morgan, Samuee Goodeoe : b. Apr. 6, 1879 ; e. Sept., 1896, Ridge- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mrs. Minnie Murphy; p. book-keeper, tob. 
warehouse, Roxboro and Durham, N. C. ; o. cashier, Citizens and 
Farmers Bank. Address: Mebane, N. C. 

Murph, Daniee Shuford: b. Dec. 31, 1879; e. Sept., 1902, St. 
Matthews, S. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; A. M., '03 ; p. instructor in Trinity Park 
Schs. ; county supt. educ, Calhoun Co., S. C. ; o. clerk to U. S. 
House of Rep. Com. on Agriculture. Address: 452 House Office Build- 
ing, Washington, D. C. 

Muse, Curtis MarlEy: b. Apr. 15, 1879; e. Sept., 1896, Carthage, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; Univ. N. C. Law Sch.; m. Mattie Brownley Cherry; 
p. mayor, Carthage, co. att'y Harnett Co., 4 yrs. ; mem. N. C. state 
Senate, 1915 ; o. att'y-at-law. Address : Carthage, N. C. 

Needham, Jeremiah B.: b. July 24, 1872; e. Sept., 1894, Bliss, 
N. C. ; A. B., '98; m. Maud Sheets; o. pastor, Princeton. Address: 
Princeton, Cal. 

Newboed, Nathan Carter : b. Dec. 27, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1894, Chapa- 
noke, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Mabel Wooten; (2) Eugenia Lou Brad- 
sher; p. prin. Leasburg Acad., 1895-97; co-prin., La Grange high sch., 
1897-1900; supt. Asheboro graded school, 1900-02; supt. Roxboro grad- 
ed school, 1902-08 ; supt. Washington public schools, 1908-13 ; chm. 
Person Co. Bd. of Ed., 2 yrs.; o. state agt. rural schools. Address: 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Newsom, Daeeas Walton: b. Oct. 24, 1873; e. Sept., 1895, Little- 
ton, N. C. ; A. B., '99; m. Tempe Battle; p. private sec. to Comptroller 
of Customs, Havana, Cuba, 1900; pres. Durham Book and Stationery 
Co.; o. treas. and registrar, Trinity Coll. Address: Durham, N. C. 



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Newsom, Marion Eugene: b. Mar. 4, 1884; e. Sept., 1901, Littleton, 
N. C. ; A. B., 'OS ; m. Annie Laurie Long ; o. mgr. Durham Book & 
Stationery Co. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Nicholson, John Lawrence: b. May 2, 1879; e. Sept., 1896, 
Washington, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; M. D. (Univ. Md.) ; m. Frances Hill; 
o. physician. Address: Washington, N. C. 

Nicholson, Lloyd Carlton : e. Jan. 1896, Richlands, N. C. ; t. 
4y 2 yrs.; A. B., A. M.; B. S., (E. E., Univ. Mo.) ; m. Florence Kent 
Thompson; p. adj. prof. Applied Mathematics, Trinity Coll., 1902-03; 
inst. Elec. Engineering, Univ. Mo., 1903-04; o. elect, engineer, Niagara, 
Lockport, and Int. P. Co. Address: No. 3, Sagamore Terrace, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

Nicks, Samuel Freeman : b. Jan. 21, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1899, Graham, 
N. C; A. B., '03; m. Emma C. Woods; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. 
Ch., S., since 1903; o. pastor, Milton Circuit. Address: Milton, N. C. 

Noblitt, Frank Bascom : b. Aug. 3, 1869 ; e. Sept., 1900, Old Fort, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '03; m. Daisy Pearl Ownbey; p. teacher; o. 
pastor. Address: Elon College, N. C. 

Norman, James Wood: b. June 27, 1879; e. Sept., 1898, Plymouth, 
N. C; A. B., '02; m. Edna Sallenger; p. prin. Smithfield (Va.) ; high 
sch., 1902-13; o. supt. schools. Address: Plymouth, N. C. 

North, Harry Maurice: b. Mar. 16, 1873; e. Sept., 1895, Jones- 
boro, N. C; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '99; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S., since 1899; head-master Trinity Park School; o. pastor, Memorial 
Ch. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Norton, Andrew Martin : b. Mar. 6, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1902, Otto, 
N. C. ; A. B.; A. M. (Scarritt-Morrisville Coll. and Oskaloosa Coll.); 
m. Jennie Thompson ; p. prin. high school, Sumter, S. C, 1 yr. ; instruc- 
tor in History and Eng., New London high sch., 5 yrs. ; prof. History 
and Social Sciences, Scarritt-Morrisville College, 2 yrs.; prof. History 
and Eng., Carolina Coll., 3 yrs.; o. teacher. Address: Maxton, N. C. 

Odell, Arthur Gould: b. Mar. 14, 1886; e. Sept., 1902, Concord, 
N. C. ; t. 2> l / 2 yrs.; m. Grace Patterson; o. textile finisher. Address: 
Concord, N. C. 

Odell, Fred Chambers : b. Mar. 1, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1898, Concord, 
N. C. ; A. B., '02; m. Bessie Merrimon ; p. cotton mfg., 1902-07; o. 
gen. insurance. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Ogburn, Nichols Snethen, Jr. : b. Sept. 24, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1901, 
Monroe, N. C. ; A. B., '05; B. D. (Vanderbilt) ; p. teacher, So. Indus. 
Inst., Charlotte, N. C. ; mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. 
Missionary. Address: Uwajima, Japan. 

Ormond, Jesse Marvin: b. Jan. 20, 1878; e. Sept., 1898, Ormond- 




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ville, N. C; A. B., '02; B. D., (Vanderbilt) ; m. Katrina Kern; p. mem. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Hillsboro. Address: Hillsboro, 
N. C. 

Owen, William Cook: b. July 11, 1885; e. Sept., 1902, Fayette- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 4 mos. ; grad. U. S. Naval Acad., 1908 ; student Columbia 
Univ.; o. naval officer, Lieutenant (Y. G.) Address: Naval Academy, 
Annapolis, Md. 

Parker, William Newman: b. Mar. 4, 1878; e. Sept., 1895, Con- 
cord, N. C; A. B., '99; B. D.; m. Mary Roberts Chester; o. rector 
Epiphany Ch. Address: 826 S. 60th St., Philadelphia. 

Peacock, Walter Lee : b. Mar. 18, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1900, Goldsboro, 
N. C. ; t. V/i yrs. ; A. B., '02; m. Mattie Russell; p. mem. board of 
aldermen; o. farmer. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Peele, David Derrick: b. Oct. 1, 1879; e. Sept., 1897, Gibson, N. C. ; 
t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '02; A. M. (Univ. Chicago) ; m. Gary Elizabeth Milan; 
p. instructor, Trinity Park Sch. ; prof. History, Ky. Wesleyan Coll; 
o. prof. Eng., Columbia College. Address: College Place, Columbia, 
S. C. 

PEELE, Jonathan: b. Oct. 23, 1875; e. Sept., 1896, Gibson, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; A. B., '00; p. mem. N. C. legislature, 1907; state senator, 1909; 
o. att'y-at-law. Address: Gibson, N. C. 

PEELE, Luther M. : b. Aug. 14, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1901, Gibson, N. C. ; 
t. V/i yrs.; A. B., '07; m. Sunie Falls; p. prof. Eng. in N. Mex. Milit. 
Inst, 3 yrs. ; prin. Mason Cross high sch., 3 yrs. ; o. co. supt. pub. in- 
struction. Address: Gibson, N. C. 

PEELE, William Walter : b. Nov. 26, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1899, Gibson, 
N. C; A. B., '03; m. Elizabeth Lytch; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf. and 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. headmaster Trinity Park Sch.; prof. 
Biblical Lit., Trinity Coll. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Pegram, John Edward: b. Sept. 4, 1880; e. Sept., 1896, Durham, 
N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '00; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; p. prin. 
West Durham sch. ; substitute recorder, Durham ; mem. N. C. legis- 
lature, 1915 ; mem. ex. com. Trinity Coll. Alumni Ass'n. ; sec. N. C. 
Anti-Saloon League; o. atty-at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Pegram, William Howell, Jr.: b. May 22, 1885; e. Sept., 1902, 
Durham, N. C. ; A. B., '06; p. asst. civil eng'r., S. A. L. Ry. Co.; o. 
res. mgr. U. S. Tire Co. Address: 1710 Main St., Houston, Texas. 

Perrow, Eber Carle: b. Dec. 7, 1880; e. Sept., 1899, Norton, Tenn.; 
t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '03; A. M., '05; m. Bertha Littig; p. instructor Trinity 
Coll., 1903-05 ; asst. prof. Eng., Univ. Miss. ; instr. Univ. Wis. ; o. prof. 
English, Univ. Louisville. Address: 119 W. Broadway, Louisville, Ky. 

Phillips, David Barringer: b. Nov. 18, 1878; e. Sept., 1902, Salis- 



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bury, N. C. ; A. B., '06; grad. Univ. Mich., Dept. Med. and Surgery, 
1910; p. jr. res. physician, Youngstown, O., 1910-11; chief res. phys., 
1911-12; mem. visiting jr. surgical staff, 1914; asst. to Dr. John Heberd- 
ing, Roentgenologist; o. physician, surgeon. Address: Youngstown, O. 

Pitts, J. A.: b. Dec. 11, 1877; e. Sept. 11, 1901, Mulberry, Tenn.; 
A. B., '05; m. Iola York; p. prin. Littleton high sch. ; Creedmoor high 
sch. ; o. supt. schools. Address: Oxford, N. C. 

Poole, James Robert : b. July 6, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1894, Capel's Mills, 
N. C. ; A. B., '98; m. Pearle Johnson; p. prin. Hamlet pub. sch., 1900; 
prin. Boykin high sch., 1902 ; prof, languages, N. C. Milit. Sch., Red 
Springs, N. C, 1903; o. co. supt. pub. instr. Address: Lumberton, 
N. C. 

Pugh, Clarence Rayden: b. Mar. 31, 1884; e. Sept., 1902, Wan- 
chese, N. C; A. B., '06; Univ. Chic. Law Sch.; m. Marie Adell Bulpitt; 
p. mem. N. C. legislature, 1907; asst. state's att'y, Lake Co., 111., 1911; 
teacher in 111., 4 yrs. ; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Puryear, Wilson Grinter: b. Aug. 23, 1882; e. Sept., 1900, Padu- 
cah, Ky. ; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '06; A. M. ; m. Clara Belle Goar; o. instruc- 
tor, McTyeire Sch. Address: McKenzie, Tenn. 

Read, Charles Lewis: b. Nov. 15, 1869; e. Sept., 1897, Palmer 
Springs, Va.; t. 1 yr.; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. 
pres. elder, Washington district. Address: Washington, N. C. 

Reade, Robert Percival : b. Aug. 5, 1877 ; e. Sept., 1896, Mt. Tirzah, 
N. C; A. B., '00; LL. B. (Univ. Mich.) ; m. Lela Reade; p. asso. prof. 
Law, Trinity Coll.; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Renn, John Worrell: b. Jan. 8, 1881; e. Sept., Shelby, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Nell Hall; p. sec. gen. pass, agt, S. A. L. Ry. ; chief 
clerk treas. dept., Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Ry. ; o. court reporter 
5th judicial circuit, Ala. Address: Tuskegee, Ala. 

Rexeord, William Lester: b. Jan. 27, 1873; e. Sept., 1902, Santa 
Rosa, Cal. ; t. 4 yrs. ; m. Martha Elizabeth Futrell ; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., and W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1906; o. pastor, Mar- 
shall. Address: Marshall, N. C. 

Richardson, John Curtis: b. Dec. 22, 1882; e. Sept., 1901, Durham, 
N. C; A. B., '05; A. M., '06; graduate student, Univ. Chic, 1912-13; 
p. teacher, Greensboro high sch., 1906-07; prin. Wendell Acad., 1907-08; 
1st asst. Morton's School for Boys, Savannah, Ga., April-May, '08; prin. 
Carthage graded schs., 1908-12; o. instructor, Baltimore Polytechnic 
Inst. Address: 216 East 22nd St., Baltimore, Md. 

Richardson, Michael Ralph : b. Apr. 24, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1899, 
Durham, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '03; A. M., '04; grad. student, Mathe- 
matics and Astronomy, Univ. Chic, 1911-13; p. head of Mathematics 



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dept, Weaverville Coll., N. C. ; instr. Math., N. C. A. & M. Coll.; 
o. private study. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Robinson, Charles K. : b. Oct. 20, 1880; e. Sept., 1899, Franklin, 
N. C. ; A. B., '03 ; m. Agnes Morgan Carter ; p. teacher, Wilson, N. C. ; 
teacher of Eng., Weaver College; lumber insp., J. S. Coleman Co., Cole- 
man, Robinson & Co., and Gearhart & Robinson; o. reporter, Gazette- 
News. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Robinson, Hardy Fennell : b. May 20, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1898, Golds- 
boro, N. C. ; A. B., '02 ; p. clerk, A. N. C. R. R. Co., Goldsboro, N. C. ; 
o. book-keeper, Contentnea Guano Co. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Robey, Wesley Marvin: b. Nov. 30, 1879; e. Sept., 1897, Morgan- 
ton, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; D. D. S. (Vanderbilt) ; m. Annie Bryant; o. den- 
tist. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

RochellE, Zalpheus Aaron : b. Oct. 19, 1879; e. Sept., 1902, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; A. B., '06; m. Bertha Marie Lakey; p. book-keeper, treas. 
office S. A. L. R. R., prin. Barnardsville and Dover high schs. ; o. book- 
keeper; city auditor. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Rockett, Forrest PincknEy : b. July 28, 1871 ; e. Sept., 1897, Hick- 
ory, N. C; t. T /z yr. ; A. B. (Lenoir Coll.) ; m. Mamie Lee Starnette; 
p. prin. Mooresville Inst., 5 yrs.; prin. Hendersonville high sch., 2 yrs. ; 
supt. Bessemer City schs., 3 yrs.; o. asst. postmaster. Address: Gas- 
tonia, N. C. 

Roper, Robert Roy: b. Mar. 4, 1883; e. Sept., 1902, Roper, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs.; m. Neva Cahoon; p. asst. res. eng'r. N. S. Ry., 1905-1908 ;G. & 
F. R. R., 1908; shipping clerk, J. L. Roper Lumber Co., 1909-1911; o. 
supt. saw-mill. Address: Roper, N. C. 

Ross, Charles Richmond: b. Nov. 21, 1877; e. Sept., 1900, Nor- 
wood, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Rosa Ellen Holt; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor, Roxboro. Address: Roxboro, N. C. 

SattereiEld, Henry Clement: b. Mar. 8, 1882; e. Jan., 1900, Rox- 
boro, N. C. ; A. B., '04; m. Carlotta Angier; p. pres. Cary Lumber Co., 
Durham, N. C. ; sec. and treas. Wayne Hardwood Co., Goldsboro, 
N. C. ; treas. Clay-Putnam Land Co., Jacksonville, Fla. ; o. lumber- 
man. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Scarlett, Charles: b. Sept. 16, 1874; e. Sept., 1899, Hillsboro, 
N. C, R. R. No. 1; A. B., '03; p. sec. Dem. ex. com.; city att'y; 
U. S. referee in bankruptcy; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Sessoms, Kelly Parker: b. Mar. 13, 1881; e. Sept., 1898, Hope 
Mills, N. C; t. 3 l / 2 yrs.; A. B., '02; m. Blanche N. Franks; o. mfg. 
naval stores. Address: Caryville, Fla., R. F. D. No. 1. 

Sessoms, William Alexander: b. May 8, 1879; e. Sept., 1897, 
Hope Mills, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Emma H. Dawdy; o. farmer. Ad- 
dress: Bonifay, Fla. 



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Sidbury, Kirby Cleveland: b. 1884; e. Sept., 1902, Holly Ridge, 
N. C; t. 3 yrs.; Ph. B. (U. N. C.) ; m. Edna Crane; o. att'y-at-law. 
Address: Wilmington, N. C. 

Simmons, Dennis Wise: b. Aug. 17, 1878; e. Sept., 1895, Fairfield, 
N. C; A. B., '99; m. Laura M. Mann; p. prin. Elizabeth City high 
school; supt. Lake Landing graded school; o. teacher. Address: 
Middletown, N. C. 

Singleton, Louis Thompson: b. Oct. 20, 1877; e. Sept., 1902, 
Roper, N. C. ; A. B., '06; m. Mary Southall Laurence; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S; o. pastor, Scotland Neck. Address: Scotland 
Neck, N. C. 

Smith, Gilbert Harmer: b. Dec. 23, 1883; e. Sept., 1900, Elizabeth 
City, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '04; p. director men's work, J. A. Reis 
settlement ; prof. Eng., Catawba College, Newton, N. C. ; o. prof, of 
English, Univ. Okla. Address: Norman, Okla. 

Smithdeae, Edward O. : b. Mar. 19, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1898, Advance, 
N. C. ; A. B., '02 ; p. prin. Smithfield graded sch. ; supt. Newton 
graded sch.; mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Hickory. 
Address: Hickory, N. C. 

Snead, Walter Robert: b. June 7, 1846; e. Sept., 1859; A. B. ; m. 
Martha E. Thigpen; p. pres. dental board of Fla. ; o. dentist. Address: 
Marianna, Fla. 

Sparger, Samuel W. : b. Aug. 16, 1874; e. Mount Airy, N. C. ; 
Ph. B., A. M.; o. N. C. mgr. for State Mutual Life Assurance Co. 
of Mass. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Speed, William Moore : b. Feb. 2, 1879; e. Sept., 1900, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Elizabeth M. Powell; p. book-keeper, Durham 
Hosiery Mills; o. sec.-treas. Austin Heaton Co. Address: Durham, 
N. C. 

Spencer, Edward Wright : b. Sept. 7, 1878 ; e. Sept. 7, 1899, Oxford, 
N. C. ; A. B., '03 ; m. Virginia Lyle Hannah ; p. instructor in Eng., 
Ark. Military Academy; o. mgr. Va. Inspection & Rating Bureau. 
Address: Am. Nat. Bank Bldg., Richmond, Va. 

Squires, John Houston: b. Jan. 19, 1882; e. Sept., 1900, Lenoir, 
N. C; t. 1 yr.; B. S., '05 (V. P. I.); M. S., Ph. D. (Cornell); 
p. prof. Agronomy, New Mex. A. & M. College; special agent W. S. 
D. A.; o. agronomist. Address: Du Pont Powder Co., Wilmington, 
Del. 

Stainback, Ashley Burnette : b. Nov. 22, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1902, 
Weldon, N. C; A. B., '06; LL. B. (Georgetown Univ.) '14; p. money 
clerk, Sou. Express Co., Weldon, N. C. ; extra train dispatcher, A. C. 
L. Ry., Norfolk, Va. ; clerk Navy Dept., Norfolk, Va.; clerk War 



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Dept., Columbia, S. C. ; o. clerk in P. O. Dept. Address: Postal Sav- 
ings System, Washington, D. C. 

Stanfield, Benjamin Elijah : b. Aug. 20, 1876 ; e. Sept., 1896, 
Leasburg, N. C. ; t. */> yr. ; m. Josephine Hambrick ; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Fairmont. Address: Fairmont, N. C. 

Steele, FlEETE Shelton : b. Dec. 17, 1883 ; e. Sept., 1902, Turners- 
burg, N. C. ; t. \ r /z yrs. ; o. physician. Address: Hickory, N. C. 

Stem, Thaddeus Gareand: b. Feb. 3, 1884; e. Sept., 1902, Stem, 
N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '06; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 1 yr.; m. Hallie 
W. Mayes; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Oxford, N. C. 

Stewart, Stephen Alexander: b. July 22, 1876; e. Sept., 1896, 
Monroe, N. C. ; t. 6 yrs. ; A. B., '00 ; A. M., '04 ; student in Yale Divinity 
Sch., 1904-06; m. (1) Lilian Bridgers; (2) Anna Bird Lanius; p. prin. 
Stanley Creek Inst. ; teacher, Trinity Park School ; o. Missionary in 
Japan. Address: 111 Sosui Hama, Kyuto, Japan. 

Stokes, Earl Monroe : b. Aug. 25, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1900, McLauren, 
S. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Inez Duke Angier ; p. dept. foreman, supt., mgr. 
of factory, for Br. Am. Tob. Co., Durham, N. C, mgr. of factory 
for Br. Am. Tob. Co., Petersburg, Va. ; o. mgr. Plug Tob. factory, 
David Dunlap, Inc. Address: 436 Washington St., Petersburg, Va. 

Swindeee, Frederick Dudley : b. Mar. 2, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1899, Golds- 
boro, N. C; A. B., '03; LL. B., '05 (Wake Forest); m. Frederica 
Leake (dec'd) ; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Sykes, Ralph James : b. Sept. 10, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1901, Garysburg, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Fay Dixon Westbrook ; p. Thomas Drug Co., W. 
Durham; Haywood & Boone, Durham, N. C. ; Z. V. Conyers, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; o. druggist. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Taylor, Gaston Wilder : b. Mar. 4, 1878 ; e. Sept., 1894, Whitakers, 
N. C. ; t. Yz yr. ; m. Minnie E. Moore ; p. mayor, Whitakers, N. C. ; 
o. att'y-at-law. Address: Whitakers, N. C. 

Taylor, Hoy : b. July 20, 1879 ; e. Sept., 1902, Boone, N. C. ; A. B., 
'06; m. Lucy Liles; p. teacher, Cary H. S., 1906-07; prin. Biscoe H. S., 
1907-13; o. supt. graded schs. Address: Greenville, N. C. 

Taylor, Robert Rives: b. Dec. 13, 1882; e. Sept., 1899, Elizabeth 
City, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Eliza Norfleet Smith ; p. bookkeeper, 1 yr. ; 
o. cashier, Bank of Gates. Address: Gatesville, N. C. 

Thomas, William Archer : b. June 16, 1882 ; e. Martinsville, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Johanna Dorothea Burgheim ; p. division salesman, A. T. 
Co. ; dept. mgr. P. Lorillard Co. ; o. southwestern representative 
United Cigar Mfg. Co. Address: 1918 Milan St., Houston, Texas. 

TillETT, Wilbur Fisk: b. Jan. 29, 1882; e. Sept., 1901, Durham, 



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N. C. ; t. 4 yrs. ; A. B., '06; m. Margaret Stanford; o. tob. buyer, 
Am. Tob. Co. Address: Chase City, Va. 

Troy, Melville Preston : b. 1877 ; e. Sept., 1894, Weldon, N. C. ; t. 
2 yrs.; o. buying agt. and business mgr. Am. Tob. Co. in London, Eng. 
Address: No. 9, New Broad St., London, Eng. 

Turnage, Jesse Raymond : b. Aug. 3, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1900, Ormands- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Eva Moseley; o. merchant. Address: Ayden, 
N. C. 

Tuttle, Samuel Lander: b. Sept. 17, 1878; e. Sept., 1899, Lenoir, 
N. C. ; t. V/z yrs.; o. lumber inspector, W. H. Craddock. Address: 
Lenoir, N. C. 

Umstead, Joseph Martin : b. Aug. 5, 1881 ; e. Jan., 1897, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 2Y2 yrs. ; m. Annie A. Fullerton ; o. bookkeeper, stenographer. 
Address: Durham, N. C. 

Underwood, Samuel Bobbit: b. Oct. 19, 1885; e. Sept., 1901, Eliza- 
beth City, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '06; m. Eloise Lister Underwood; 
p. prof. Eng., So. Coll., Sutherland, Fla., 1906-07; supt. pub. schs., 
Hertford, N. C, 1907-10; headmaster, Trinity Park School, 1910-11; 
supt. Kinston schs., 1911-14; o. supt. Pitt Co. pub. schs.; prof. School 
Admin., E. Carolina Teachers' Training School. Address: Greenville, 
N. C. 

Veach, Samuel Jones: b. Oct. 15, 1848; e. Oct., 1868, Thomasville, 
N. C. ; p. teacher, 20 yrs. ; mem. bd. of educ, Duplin Co. ; trustee of 
church; 0. farmer. Address: Warsaw, N. C. 

Walker, John Bailey, Jr.: b. Dec. 14, 1883; e. Sept., 1900, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; A. B., '04; o. surveyor. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Wannamaker, William Hane: b. Sept. 28, 1873; e. Sept., 1900, 
Spartanburg, S. C; t. 1 yr.; A. M., '01; A. B., Wofford; A. M., 
Harvard; Harvard, 1901-03; Leipsic and Berlin, 1903-05; m. Isabel 
Stringfellow; 0. prof. German, Trinity Coll. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Ware, James A.: b. Dec. 8, 1879; e. Sept., 1897, Asheville, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; p. U. S. P. O. ; o. coal and drayage (Pisgah Fuel and Dray 
Co.) Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Webb, Richard: b. Feb. 23, 1877; e. Sept., 1897, Trinity, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '00; M. A. (Yale); p. teacher, Trinity Park Sch., 
1900-02; prof. Eng., Central Coll., 1903-04. Address: R. No. 4, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

Webb, Rufus MoorE: b. Apr. 24, 1882; e. Sept., 1900, Greensboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. farmer. Address: R. No. 2, Mebane, N. C. 

Webb, Thomas A. : b. July 24, 1880 ; e. Sept., 1896, Roxboro, N. C. ; 
t. V/2 yrs.; m. Lucy C. State; 0. treas. Halifax Co., Va. Address: 
South Boston, Va. 



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Welch, Edward Ruskin: b. Mar. 30, 1875; e. Jan. 1, 1896, Red 
Springs, N. G; t. 2>y 2 yrs.; A. B., '99; m. Lula King; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S., 1899-1910; mem. West Okla. Conf., since 1910; 
o. pastor. Address: Wynnewood, Okla. 

WhiTaker, Romulus Earl: b. Mar. 11, 1884; e. Sept., 1901, Kinston, 
N. C; t. \]/ 2 yrs.; B. S. (Davidson Coll.); m. Elsa Meyes Boyd; 
o. rep. H. K. Mulford Co., Mfg. Chemists. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Whitaker, William Murray: b. Oct. 26, 1881; e. Sept., 1901, 
Trenton, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. traveling salesman; farmer. Address: 
Trenton, N. C. 

White, Thomas L. : b. Oct. 18, 1857 ; e. Sept., 1877, Trinity, N. C. ; 
A. B., '81; o. banker. Address: Battle Creek, Neb. 

WilkErson, Charles B. : b. Sept. 24, 1878 ; e. Sept., 1901, Roxboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; M. D. ; m. Annie Royall Farthing; p. pres. People's 
Bk. ; pres. Apex Knitting Mill; local surgeon, S. A. L. Ry. and D. & 
S. Ry. ; o. physician. Address: Apex, N. C. 

Williams, Joseph Leon : b. July 21, 1883 ; e. Sept., 1902, Norfolk, 
Va. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Bessie Lente Steere ; p. sec. chamber commerce, 
New Bern, N. C. ; sec. E. Carolina Fair, New Bern, N. C. ; o. rep. 
Radcliffe Chautauqua, Washington, D. C. Address: New Bern, N. C. 

Williams, Leon Franklin : b. Aug. 27, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1896, Gates- 
ville, N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '00; A. M., '02; Ph. D., '07 (Chemistry, 
Johns Hopkins); m. Katharine Westmead Phillips; p. asst. chem., 
Trinity Coll.; o. asst. prof. Chemistry, N. C. A. & M. Coll. Address: 
W. Raleigh, N. C. 

Williamson, F. Marvin: b. Apr. 21, 1881; e. Sept., 1902, Troy, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Bertha Smith ; p. mgr. hdw. store, 5 yrs. ; prin. 
Conway high sch., 3 yrs.; o. co. supt. schs. Address: Pittsboro, N. C. 

Winstead, Samuel G. : b. Jan. 12, 1879; e. Sept., 1896, Roxboro, 
N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '00 ; A. M., '01 ; m. Kate Barden ; p. supt. Rox- 
boro sch., 2 yrs. ; mem. bd. trustees, Roxboro schs. ; o. att'y-at-law. 
Address: Roxboro, N. C. 

Womble, Bunyan Snipes: b. May 2, 1882; e. Sept., 1900, Shelby, 
N. C. ; t. 6 yrs. ; A. B., '04 ; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 1904-06 ; m. Edith 
Willingham; p. city att'y; vice-pres. Trinity Coll. Alumni Asso. ; 
mem. Bd. of Trustees, Trinity Coll.: o. att'y-at-law. Address: Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C. 

Wood, John Kerr: b. Feb. 2, 1875; e. Sept., 1897, Asheboro, N. C; 
A. B., '01; m. Nettie Reid McAulay; p. banking; insurance; railroad; 
o. merchant. Address: Asheboro, N. C. 

Woodall, Preston Dewitt : b. Sept. 25, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1894, Benson, 
N. C. ; t. \y 2 yrs.; m. Mary Elizabeth Brinkley; p. teacher; o. pastor, 
Edenton. Address: Edenton, N. C. 



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Woodard, Charles Augustus: b. May 11, 1876; e. Sept., 1896, 
Black Creek, N. C; A. B., '00; M. D., '04 (U. Va.) ; o. physician, sur- 
geon. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Wooten, John Council: b. Nov. 14, 1868; e. Sept., 1894, Speights 
Bridge, N. C; A. B., '98; B. D. ; m. (1) Mary L. Poage ; (2) Lydia 
A. Yates; p. prof. Biblical Literature, Trinity Coll., 1907-10; mem. 
W. N. C. Conf., Cal. Conf., and N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 
1898; mem. Board of Trustees, Trinity Coll.; o. pastor, Raleigh. Ad- 
dress: Raleigh, N. C. 

Wooten, Loyd Kirby: b. Feb. 21, 1884; e. Sept., 1901, Kinston, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Anna Spencer Jones; p. bookkeeper; Sinurell and 
McCoy, Inc.; Eagle Warehouse Co.; o. automobile business. Address: 
Kinston, N. C. 

Wren, Junius CarlylE: b. June 12, 1879; e. Sept., 1896, Siler City, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Margaret Parker ; p. traveling salesman, 10 yrs. ; 
o. merchant. Address: Siler City, N. C. 

Yarborough, Edwin Search : b. Aug. 18, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1898, Locust 
Hill, N. C. ; A. B., '02; m. Nellie Elliot; p. vice-pres. Hassell-Johnson 
Co. ; gen. mdse. ; mayor, Duke ; o. postmaster ; mgr. finishing and 
shipping dept., Erwin Cotton Mills, No. 2. Address: Duke, N. C. 

Yearby, Norman Clyde: b. Mar. 26, 1872; e. Sept., 1895, Kelvin 
Grove, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '00; m. Annie Lunsford; p. mem. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1900; o. pastor, Roxboro. Address: 
Roxboro, N. C. 






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BRAXTON CRAVEN AND TRINITY COLLEGE 

EUGENE C. BROOKS, '94 

Trinity College opened its first session in August, 1859. 
With the new name and a new organization the institution 
opened under most favorable auspices. True, the church was 
not entirely united, since there were many members of the 
North Carolina Conference, both among the clergy and among 
the laity, who felt too close to Randolph-Macon to transfer 
readily their allegiance to the new conference institution; 
and furthermore Randolph-Macon College held certain scholar- 
ships for North Carolina patrons. The ghost of this old alle- 
giance was to rise to disturb Trinity College after the Civil 
War; but for the present all on the surface was harmony. As 
Dr. Craven said in his "Historical Sketch of Trinity College," 
1876, "The Conference did not receive it as a pauper or as a 
bankrupt : it came asking favor and recognition from its own 
church, but at the same time able and willing to confer favors 
in return over and above all liabilities." 

The property that was turned over to the Conference, con- 
sisted of (1) seventeen acres of land, (2) one large brick 
building erected out of the funds borrowed from the State 
Literary Board and other funds contributed for the purpose, 
(3) certain scientific apparatus, and (4) three libraries, one 
owned by the College and the others by the two literary so- 
cieties. According to Dr. Craven's report to the Conference 
at Newbern, December 8, 1858, this property was worth 
$30,000. All was the product of Dr. Craven's labors for a pe- 



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riod of eighteen years. However, against this valuation there 
stood an indebtedness of $10,000 to the Literary Board and 
$700 to Braxton Craven. The former was covered by a first 
mortgage bond secured by Hon. John D. Gilmer of Greens- 
boro and President Craven, and the latter was secured by a 
lien on the property. The Conference accepted the property 
with the indebtedness and at once began an enthusiastic cam- 
paign to raise funds for a new building and for an endow- 
ment of $50,000. And these plans were maturing satisfac- 
torily, when the war came. 

ORGANIZATION OF THE COLLEGE 

Under the new organization Rev. Charles F. Deems, D. D., 
who had been so active in making the institution a church 
college, was chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. 
Craven was a member of the Board and chairman of the exec- 
utive committee. The Conference had appointed as a board 
of visitors Rev. Peter Doub, D. D., chairman, Rev. President 
Frost, Rev. C. P. Jones, Rev. W. E. Pell, and Rev. J. W. 
Lewis. The agents appointed to solicit funds were Rev. J. 
N. Andrews and Rev. J. B. Martin. But when Conference 
met in 1859, Rev. N. H. D. Wilson was appointed agent, serv- 
ing the institution in this capacity until the outbreak of the 
war. 

Of the first faculty all are more than mere names. They 
live to-day in the hearts of the "Old Trinity" students, who 
recall their unselfish labors in laying the foundation of the 
greater Trinity College of to-day. President Craven, upon 
whom during this first year was conferred degree of Doctor 
of Divinity in addition to the A. B. degree conferred by Ran- 
dolph-Macon in 1850 and the A. M. conferred by the State 
University in 1851, was professor of mental and moral science. 
Lemuel Johnson, A. M., was professor of mathematics. He 
had lived in the village around the College and had entered as 
a student from Randolph County. He and his brother, D. C. 
Johnson, were in 1853 the first graduates of Normal College. 
He began teaching mathematics in 1855. I. L. Wright, A. M., 
was professor of natural science. He had entered college as 



Braxton Craven and Trinity College 249 

a student from Darlington, S. C, had graduated from Normal 
College in 1854, and had begun teaching Latin and modern 
history in the institution in 1855. He taught these subjects 
until the opening of Trinity College in 1859. W. T. Ganna- 
way, A. M., was professor of Latin and Greek. He was a 
native of Wythe County, Virginia, and was educated at Ran- 
dolph-Macon College. He came to North Carolina after gra- 
duation and was for a time principal of Germantown Aca- 
demy. R. H. Skeen, A. B., was tutor in mathematics. He had 
graduated from Normal College in 1858 and immediately after 
graduation had been elected tutor in mathematics and ancient 
history, thus serving as a member of the last faculty of Normal. 
O. W. Carr, A. B., was tutor in Latin and Greek. He had en- 
rolled as a student from Kenansville, Duplin County, and had 
graduated in 1859, being a member of the last class that gradu- 
ated from Normal. He was elected tutor in the new college 
the summer following his graduation and began his long career 
as a teacher in Trinity College. 

THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM 

It is difficult for a school man who has worked up through 
the secondary school to the headship of an institution of col- 
lege rank to organize a college along the old traditional lines 
exclusively. Dr. Craven had been principal of a flourishing 
academy, and he saw clearly the need of making the school 
serve his day and generation ; and the curriculum of Union In- 
stitute testifies to that fact. As president of a teacher train- 
ing institution of collegiate rank his great purpose was to 
send back to the state men who could serve the state, and he 
sought to incorporate in his curriculum such subjects as would 
equip the graduates with useful knowledge; and the curricu- 
lum of Normal College is a testimonial of this fact. I am giv- 
ing below the first curriculum of Trinity ; the courses are the 
same as those published in the last catalogue of Normal Col- 
lege with the exceptions mentioned in my last article. 

Freshman Class. — First Term — 1. Latin, Virgil with mythology and 
ancient geography; 2. Greek, Anabasis, construction and a careful re- 
view of the whole grammar; 3. Mathematics, algebra and geometry; 



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4. English literature, embracing English grammar, prosody, metrics, 
penmanship, and composition. Second Term — 1. Latin, Virgil, with 
exercises in Latin composition ; 2. Greek, Anabasis; 3. Mathematics, 
algebra and geometry; 4. Natural science, natural philosophy with 
lectures; 5. English literature, book-keeping and composition. Third 
Term — 1. Latin, Cicero's Orations, with exercises in Latin composition; 

2. Greek, Herodotus, with special exercises in idioms and Greek antiq- 
uities; 3. Mathematics, algebra and geometry; 4. English literature, 
history of the United States and composition. 

Sophomore Class. — First Term — 1. Latin, Sallust, with exercises in 
Latin composition; 2. Greek, Homer, with Greek prose composition; 

3. Mathematics, trigonometry, mensuration, surveying, and navigation, 
with practical exercises ; 4. Natural history, Gould's Principles of 
Zoology, with lectures. Second Term — 1. Latin, Cicero's De Officiis 
and Terence; 2. Greek, Homer, with exercises in writing Greek; 3. 
Mathematics, spherical trigonometry and conic sections; 4. English 
literature, Comstock's Elocution, astronomy, and composition. Third 
Term — 1. Latin, Livy and lectures on Latin literature; 2. Greek, De- 
mosthenes' On the Crown and exercises in writing; 3. Mathematics, 
analytical geometry; 4. English literature, Wilson's Outlines of Uni- 
versal History, with lectures. 

Junior Class. — First Term — 1. Latin, Horace's Odes and Juvenal; 

2. Greek, Thucydides and exercises in writing Greek; 3. Mathematics, 
differential calculus ; 4. Rhetoric, Blair, Whately, and Campbell, with 
regular exercises in English composition. Second Term — 1. Latin, 
Cicero's De Oratore, translation into English; 2. Greek, review; 3. 
Mathematics, integral calculus and the formation of tables ; 4. Logic, 
Whately and Mill; 5. Uranography, Burrit, exercises with globes; 6. 
French, grammar and fables. Third Term — 1. Latin, The Satires of 
Horace; 2. Greek, The Ajax of Sophocles, Kubner's Greek Grammar; 

3. Mathematics, Olmstead, Larchner, and Renwick's Mechanics, with 
lectures ; 4. Natural science, chemistry and botany ; 5. English litera- 
ture, history of the middle ages and composition ; 6. French, Charles 
XII and Telemaque. 

Senior Class. — First Term — 1. Latin, the Germania and Agricola 
of Tacitus; 2. Greek, review and exercises in writing; 3. Mathematics, 
mathematical astronomy and the history of science, with lectures ; 4. 
Philosophy, Upham and Reid's Mental Science with lectures ; 5. French, 
Moliere ; 6. Geology and mineralogy. Second Term — 1. Latin, Cicero's 
Immortality of the Soul; 2. Greek, New Testament, Homer, and Sopho- 
cles ; 3. Mathematics, astronomical calculations, with reviews on alge- 
bra, geometry, and trigonometry; 4. Political economy, with lectures 
on the law of nations, constitution of the United States, etc.; 5. Lec- 
tures on modern literature. Third Term — 1. Latin and Greek, two reci- 



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tations a week "in such books as the professor may select;" 2. Moral 
science, with lectures ; 3. Mathematics, civil engineering and reviews ; 
4. Evidences of Christianity, Alexander, Pully, and Butler; 5. Lectures 
on natural science and history. 

It is somewhat interesting to note how the more modern 
subjects, such as book-keeping 1 , history, etc., were classified. 
English literature was a comprehensive term, a sort of catch- 
all, that included many subjects written in English language. 
We should bear in mind that English literature as we think 
of the term to-day was not taught. Only within the last few 
years has that subject been introduced into Oxford Univer- 
sity, and in 1859 very few academies and colleges made any 
attempt whatsoever to teach the English masterpieces. It was 
not until the late eighties and the early nineties that the dis- 
tinction between literature and history became clearly defined 
and a specific chair for each was created. 

A comparison of the course of study in 1859 with the classi- 
cal (A) course to-day shows that in Latin and Greek the re- 
quirements today are about a year higher, in mathematics 
about two years higher, and in English perhaps a year higher. 
No history was required for entrance, while to-day at least 
two years work in history is required. Since history was classi- 
fied as literature, it had not become separate and distinct as a 
college preparatory subject. 

How to prepare students for college was then a perplexing 
question. So perplexing was it that as the colleges developed, 
they made heavy and heavier demands on the academies 
throughout the state to give better college preparatory train- 
ing. Trinity College found, as Normal College had already 
learned, and as the modern Trinity College had to learn over 
again, that the best preparatory school for the college would 
be the one controlled and supervised by the college authorities. 
In that way the preparation of the students could be directed 
along lines that would most readily fit into the plans of the 
college. In the announcement concerning the preparatory 
department Dr. Craven said, "We have a preparatory school 
under the immediate supervision of the faculty. We receive 



252 Trinity Alumni Register 

boys of any age or attainment. In this department we use 
Bullion's Grammar, Emerson's Arithmetic, Mitchell's Geog- 
raphy, and Loomis's Algebra." 

Dr. Craven said he had learned from observation that 
"there is tenfold greater deficiency generally in the grammars, 
arithmetic, and geography than in Caesar, Virgil, the readers 
(Latin), or algebra." 

It was in this year that the College adopted for the first 
time the policy that "applicants for admission into the fresh- 
man class must stand an approved examination" before being 
admitted into college. The subjects required for admission 
were: "Oral and written arithmetic, the grammars of the 
English, Eatin, and Greek languages, Eatin reader, Caesar, 
two books of Ovid, Virgil's Bucolics, Greek reader, algebra to 
equations of the second degree, and modern geography." 

In this year a series of lectures on popular subjects was 
arranged, subjects for the most part that have since become 
a part of the regular college work, but which were then just 
forming into subjects for college uses. Although they did not 
form a part of the regular work, they were so arranged that 
regular students could take them and irregular students could 
take them also by paying an additional fee. These lectures 
were in mental science, mineralogy and geology, rhetoric, 
zoology, trigonometry and surveying, international law and 
political economy, natural philosophy, chemistry, book-keep- 
ing and penmanship, moral science and evidences of Christian- 
ity, agricultural chemistry, and civil engineering, embracing 
road surveys and calculations, architectural drawing, con- 
struction, materials, etc. 

Dr. Craven was the lecturer as a rule, and it is in this 
capacity that his students remember him best. He so im- 
pressed his students that they cherished the notes taken on 
these lectures more highly perhaps than any other part of their 
college work. In this way he reached all students in college. 
If he had a wonderful sway over men with whom he came in 
contact in the outside world, his influence over the immature 
minds of young men was even greater. In knowledge of the 



Braxton Craven and Trinity College 253 

classics, the fundamental principles of science, and the standard 
works of history and literature, he was an exceptional master. 
He was a man of encyclopaedic knowledge, and from this 
rich field he drew the knowledge that became an inspiration to 
his students. 

degrees 
The degree of Master of Arts was more highly prized 
than any other. The Bachelor of Arts degree had been con- 
ferred as an honorary degree at some institutions, whether at 
Normal College I am unable to learn; but with the opening 
of Trinity College the Board of Trustees declared that the "A. 
B. degree will not in any case be conferred as an honorary de- 
gree, and before any one can obtain it he must stand an ap- 
proved examination upon our course of instruction. A. M. 
will not be conferred as a matter of course upon graduates 
of three years standing. It will be bestowed as a literary de- 
gree upon such as make application, and after full investiga- 
tions are deemed worthy to receive it, and as an honorary de- 
gree upon those whose superior acquirements and ability 
merit such distinction." 

THE STUDENT BODY 

The three years from 1859 to 1862 are referred to as the 
golden age of the College, because the patronage indicated that 
the church was united and that the people of North Carolina 
had confidence in the institution. The enrollment for the first 
year, 1859-60, was 194; and in 1860-61, the attendance reached 
215, the highest number ever enrolled in old Trinity College. 
The students were classified as follows : seniors, 19 ; juniors, 
24; sophomores, 31; freshmen, 32; preparatory and irregular, 
109. The College was dependent entirely for support upon 
the fees paid by students. However, the expenses of the stu- 
dents were very moderate. The tuition was forty-two dollars 
per year; board, seven dollars a month. Each student paid 
a fee of three dollars a year to cover the cost of sweeping, 
fire-making, bell-ringing, etc., and in addition a matriculation 
fee of five dollars at the time of entering and two dollars and 
a half each year afterwards. 



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Students were required to recite three times daily, and the 
passing grade was 50. If he fell below that mark, the student 
was removed to a lower class in that subject. Every student, 
however, was not required to take the one course outlined 
above. He might select groups of subjects; and if he com- 
pleted the four years work, he was given a certificate of pro- 
ficiency in the subject completed. 

A glance at the records of the College reveals the fact that 
if the habits of students have changed, they have changed 
for the better, since the first years of Trinity College. We 
learn that some of the students then had a tendency to drink 
and gamble, to "tote pistols" and play cards, to have night 
suppers and "raise a rough house," to devastate orchards 
and raid chicken houses, and then club together for conceal- 
ment. Dr. Craven's deep religious nature and his high concep- 
tions of life made it impossible for him to understand how 
young men of sense could find enjoyment in these vices. "It 
has long been the custom," he said, "in Southern colleges for 
students to have a code of regulations and morals peculiar to 
themselves. According to this code, they may practice all dis- 
sipation, damage property, create disturbance, commit depre- 
dations, play tricks, and then club together for concealment, 
and if one should divulge anything, he is insulted and scoffed. 
To this 'college opinion' we pay no respect, but hold all sub- 
ject to the morals of a Christian people, and visit with swift 
punishment every dastardly spirit that attempts to conceal or 
palliate crime. What young man at his own home would dare 
buy 'night-suppers' from negroes, steal chickens from neigh- 
bors, and do numerous similar things?" And yet, he added, 
students were guilty of such things at college, and when these 
stories were related to the parents they laughed at the esca- 
pades, thus tending to encourage lawless deeds. His conclu- 
sion was that when parents have two standards for their sons, 
a high and a low, they cannot expect the sons to choose the high 
standard when the low standard seems pleasing to the parents. 
During the first three years of Trinity College the number of 
expulsions was five ; deaths, three ; and conversions, one hun- 



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dred sixty-five. These statistics would indicate that the 
master preacher was the master of young men and that his 
mastery was destroying that vicious "college opinion." 

In writing of the years from 1859 to 1862, Dr. Craven 
said: "These were by far the most prosperous years the Col- 
lege ever had ; current expenses were paid fully and promptly, 
opposition had died away, agents appointed by the Conference 
were readily receiving ample funds for elegant and commodi- 
ous buildings, some gentlemen were preparing to inaugurate 
a handsome endowment, and everything was favorable for a 
secure foundation of enduring prosperity." This period was 
indeed the golden age of "Old Trinity." 

Although Dr. Craven said that the funds were sufficient to 
pay all expenses, it is interesting to see how much funds were 
received. He said that the total average yearly income was 
$7,500, and that the salaries of the faculty and all the other 
expenses of the college were paid out of this amount. Besides, 
he failed to collect $380, and the amount of tuition given to 
needy students was $830. It appears from the records that the 
College actually received $7,500 annually for these three years. 

The most encouraging thing at this time was the fact that 
the church was united, and the entire Methodist church was 
giving the institution its support. Such unity and spirit were 
enough to create a golden age. The agent of the College, 
Rev. N. H. D. Wilson, was meeting with much success, and 
on October 16, 1860, the building committee of the College, 
composed of N. F. Reid, N. H. D. Wilson, Jas. Leach, B. F. 
Steed, Kelly Johnson, and B. Craven gave the contract "for 
the new building. . . to G. W. Holt, of Warrenton, which 
he undertook to execute according to specifications, for the 
sum of $14,000." But the great civil war was at hand, and the 
College saw the end of all building for many years. 

During this period, Dr. Craven continued to work with 
the teachers of the State. He was still interested in normal 
training for teachers and continued to discuss the question at 
the teachers' assembly. In 1861 he was elected vice-president 
of the teachers' assembly, and was a member of the committee 



256 Trinity Alumni Register 

of twelve, of which Calvin H. Wiley was chairman, that drew 
up the celebrated "Address to the People of North Carolina" 
at the outbreak of the Civil War. The purport of the address 
was to set forth "the primary necessity and the vital impor- 
tance of preventing even a temporary suspension" of the 
common school system. And it is well known today by stu- 
dents of our educational history that the schools were kept 
open throughout the war. 

THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD 

The Civil War changed everything. All building came to 
an end, since all the resources of every individual were turned 
into a private or public war fund. Young men, instead of re- 
turning to college, enlisted as soldiers, and the number of stu- 
dents decreased to a mere handfull. In order to prepare the 
young men for military service, Dr. Craven reported to his 
board in June, 1861, "I have already agreed to have a military 
school at the College during vacation, and the prospect is good 
for a large class;" and he recommended that the trustees es- 
tablish "a military department in connection with the College; 
but to retain the same mode of government as at present, but 
to have an efficient, well organized military department, as an 
extra cost, to be open to all who may wish to join." The 
suggestion was adopted, and the military feature was added. 

Dr. Craven offered his services to the Confederacy, and in 
December 20, 1861, he left the institution to take command of 
the post at Salisbury with the rank of captain. The Confeder- 
ate prison was located at Salisbury, and "Captain B. Craven 
was in command of the post." It is said that he received the 
first prisoners consigned to that post. Captain Craven was 
in command of the post for about three weeks. Professor 
Jerome Dowd secured from the Secretary of War the following 
statement concerning this appointment: "The Confederate ar- 
chives, on file in this office, show that Captain B. Craven 
was in command of the post at Salisbury, North Carolina, 
Dec. 20, 1861, and that he was relieved by Captain A. C. 
Godwin, between January 7th and 11th, 1862. Neither the 
exact date of this appointment nor the date he was relieved 



Braxton Craven and Trinity College 257 

has been found on record." In Dr. Craven's report to the 
board of Trustees in June, 1862, no mention is made of his 
connection with the Salisbury post, nor of the military school, 
which, it is said, really continued in operation until Dr. Craven 
resigned the presidency in 1865 to accept the conference ap- 
pointment at Edenton Street Church, Raleigh. Prof. O. W. 
Carr was already in service and in fact rose to the rank of 
captain. The students followed the president and faculty and 
gave their services to the Confederacy. 

Dr. Craven said of this period : "During the War the exer- 
cises of the institution were continued with a variable, but con- 
stantly decreasing, number of students. In 1863 the president 
resigned and was stationed for two years at Edenton Street 
church in the city of Raleigh. Professor Gannaway was plac- 
ed in charge as president pro tempore and continued with a 
small number of students till the arrival of General Hardee's 
corps in April, 1865. The exercises were then suspended till 
the following January. In the fall of 1865, Dr. Craven, the 
former president, was re-elected, and having been requested 
by the Conference to accept the position, he proceeded imme- 
diately after Conference to repair and re-open the institution." 

When Dr. Craven was pastor of Edenton Street Church, 
Johnson surrendered, and Sherman's army took possession of 
Raleigh. The story is told that one of the officers in charge 
of the soldiers in Raleigh had been a prisoner at Salisbury 
while Captain Craven was in charge of that post, and on ac- 
count of the kindness extended to him while a prisoner by 
Captain Craven, he now took the opportunity to return that 
kindness by putting a horse at Dr. Craven's service and giving 
other evidence of his appreciation. 

The was was over. The College was closed. When the 
church began to reorganize its institutions, it turned to Brax- 
ton Craven to breathe new life into the old institution; and 
this will be the subject of the next article. 



REVEREND LESLIE POWELL HOWARD 

PRESIDENT WILLIAM P. FEW 

[The following appreciation of Leslie P. Howard, '03, was 
read before the memorial meeting of the North Carolina Con- 
ference in December. It so admirably characterizes an alum- 
nus whom we may well be proud to claim as brother that we 
present it in full. Mr. Howard as a student was a leader in 
every line of wholesome student activity. He was a member 
of the glee club, an athlete of first rank, a leader of the Y. M. 
C. A., and the idol of the Hesperian Literary Society. He was 
perhaps the first man ever to make a public debate every year 
while in college, and he was probably the only man who ever 
participated in an intercollegiate debate and the same year 
won both the general debater's and the orator's medals from 
his society. A leading fraternityman at a time when much 
anti-fraternity spirit existed, he was easily a leader of the 
student body ; and this leadership was all the more remarkable 
because his brilliancy and unflagging energy naturally aroused 
the jealousy of less fortunate men, and because he rarely com- 
promised, even when yielding non-essentials would without 
friction carry a main point. — H. H.] 

Reverend Leslie Powell Howard was born at Bell's Land- 
ing, Ala., November 15, 1877. He came out of a home that 
must have somehow possessed extraordinary sources of forma- 
tive and sustaining power; for there was a large family of chil- 
dren, and they have become successful and useful to an un- 
usual degree. He was prepared for college at the high school 
in Mobile, whither his parents had moved in 1884. Before 
coming to Trinity he had attended Southern University at 
Greensboro, Alabama, and also the well-known Moody Bible 
School at Mt. Hermon, Massachusetts. He was thereby pre- 
pared to enter the sophomore class at Trinity in 1900. After 
three years of residence and study he received the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts in 1903. For two years he taught English in 
the Durham High School, and pursued graduate studies at 



Reverend Leslie P. Howard 259 

Trinity, receiving the degree of Master of Arts in 1905. He 
was admitted on trial into the North Carolina Conference at 
Wilson in 1905, and was assigned to Edenton. He remained 
there till 1908, when he was sent to Morehead City and was 
returned there for a second year. 

From Morehead City he went to Rocky Mount for a term 
of four years. In 1914 he went to Memorial Church, Durham, 
where he served one year and was reappointed for a second ; 
but on account of failing health, he was never able to resume 
work. He died at a sanatorium in New York State, Decem- 
ber 20, 1914; and was buried in Durham, where his body now 
rests. 

On October 21, 1908, he was most appropriately married 
to Miss Nan Goodson of Kinston, who was also a graduate of 
Trinity in the class of 1906, and who became for him a help- 
meet indeed. They had three children, the youngest, a little 
boy, having died in June, 1914. 

I knew Mr. Howard in a two-fold capacity. In the first 
place, I was his teacher; and in the second place, he was my 
pastor. I, therefore, had an unusual opportunity to see him at 
close range and from two opposite points of view; to study 
his character in the formative years of his life; and later to 
watch in their maturity the development of the powers with 
which he was born. Some things in him as a student that 
puzzled me became plain in him as a man at the great tasks of 
his life. For example, he was never a docile student; and 
I understood that trait better when I later learned that he was 
born for leadership, always at the front and on the firing line 
of duty and human service. He was never at rest; nobody 
can recall ever seeing him still; he was rarely ever satisfied. 
All this I came to understand, too, when I saw how he was 
possessed with an almost demoniacal energy; that he was for- 
ever to be the uncompromising foe of all compromise and to be 
in unceasing warfare with whatever seemed to him to be in- 
complete and inadequate. 

I do not mean to make the impression that he was not a 
loyal student; for while he was a virile and manly son of 
Trinity College, at the same time he carried through life a fine 



260 Trinity Alumni Register 

devotion to his Alma Mater that has on many occasions been an 
inspiration to me. He was, as every son of Trinity should be, 
glad and grateful to be able to ally his transitory life with a 
great and undying institution in which he believed with the 
whole heart. 

As a preacher he brought courage, energy, and the utmost 
fidelity to his task as he conceived it. I believe he was suc- 
cessful in all his pastorates. But I had opportunity to ob- 
serve him at work only at Memorial during the last year of 
his life. To that church he rendered a service of inestimable 
value. He put life into every part of it, and placed straight 
upon the heart of every official and every member the indi- 
vidual's personal responsibility for the work and success of 
the church. He made so plain and insistent the responsibil- 
ities of an official in the church of God that under his ad- 
ministration no high-minded man could possibly remain in the 
office of a steward, unless he was highly resolved to be a man 
of solid piety who both knows and loves the doctrines of the 
church. Here is a lasting service he rendered Memorial 
Church. Here is the secret of his success as a pastor. And 
here is the great lesson of his life, which as a layman, I 
should like modestly to bring home to every preacher in this 
conference. He was my pastor for one year. He did me a 
great deal of good, and I shall not cease to thank God for 
his influence over my religious life. 

Mr. Howard died on a bleak December night in the loneli- 
ness of a strange land. We know nothing of the essential cir- 
cumstances of his death. But we do know his life. And as 
an intrepid soldier of the Cross he fought the battle of the 
Christian life, and fought it bravely till he fell. His earthly 
career was cut short, but it was not incomplete. He gave out 
the last thing that was in him for the Church and for the 
causes of the Kingdom of God. Though his own heart must 
break, his sword remained unbroken, and to the end he stood 
at the post of duty where his Lord had placed him. I feel that 
I can confidently and with all reverence say of him in the 
tender words of his Master : He was a good shepherd, he laid 
down his life for the sheep. 



THE ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 
OF 1877 

[The pages following reproduce, in as nearly the orig- 
inal style as practicable, the annual commencement program 
of 1877. If you have a copy of your old program, send it to 
the Register for future use.] 

Marshals 
J. KinsEY, Chief 

G. W. Koonce C. R. Makepeace 
C. D. Crawford G. M. Bulla 

J. S. Battle T. N. Ivy 

J. S. Oliver J. R. Cutchiu 

Managers 
E. T. White, Chief 

W. H. BOBBITT H. E. Norris 
E. Tanner E. B. Fonville 

T. W. Taylor W. R. Allen 

W. B. Dowd C. P. Kerans 

SUNDAY, JUNE 3d 

Senior Sermon, by Rev. P. L. Groom, of Rockingham County 

Examinations from June 5th to June 12th 

SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 9th 
Declamation by Members of the Freshman Class 

1. Sanctified Education, by J. Clarence Fink, of Concord. 

2. The South, by R. T. Crews, of Granville County. 

3. Only a Man, by F. S. Starrett, of Salisbury. 

4. The Vice of Hurry, by F. L,. Dearmin, of Stokes County. 

5. The Coat Makes the Man, by J. S. Oliver, of Robeson County. 

6. Passing Away, by E. G. Moore, of Edgecombe County. 

7. The Convict's Soliloquy, by J. W. Andrews, of Wilmington. 

8. A Prince in Disguise, by E. D. Ellsworth, of Duplin County. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 

Sermon Before the Theological Society, by Rev. W . M. Roby, Presi- 
dent of Davenport Female College 



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MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 11th 
Declamation by Members of the Sophomore Class 

1. Mind and Nature, by E. T. Iseley, of Alamance County. 

2. Unfinished Problems, by G. M. Bulla, of High Point. 

3. Crying Down the Race, by T. A. Crews, of Forsythe County. 

4. The Graveyard of Nations, by E. Tanner, of Granville County. 

5. Be True to Yourself, by W. B. Trogden, of Randolph County. 

6. Unity of Effort, by S. A. Fishblate, of Wilmington. 

7. Democracy and Socialism, by R. B. Clark, of Anson County. 

8. "Drink Deep, or Taste Not the Pierion Spring," by S. A. Redd- 

ing, of Pamlico County. 

TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 12th 

Orations by Members of the Junior Class 

1. The Age Wants a Hero, by M. Bradshaw, of Trinity. 

2. Organization Is Life, by T. E. Everheart, of Texas. 

3. Public Opinion, by E. S. F. Giles, of Trinity. 

4. Rocking the Cradle Rocks the World, by E. S. Abell, of Smith- 

field. 

5. Sectarianism No Longer Possible, by J. E. Thompson, of Ala- 

mance County. 

6. Every Cause Has Its Martyrs, by J. E. Field, of Leaksville. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13th 

Trustees meet at g o'clock A. M. 

At ii o'clock A. M. 

Annual Sermon 
By Rev. J. W. North, D. D., of Shelby, N. C, 

At 8 o'clock P. M. 

Annual meeting of the Alumni Association 

and 

Annual Address 

By H. F. Grainger, Esq., of Goldsboro, N. C. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 14th 

Commencement 
I. Anthem — Hark the Song of Jubilee, by the Choir. 
II. Prayer. 

Music by the Band 




BUNYAN S. WOMBLE, '04 
Elected Member Board of Trustees 



Annual Commencement Program oe 1877 263 

III. Await the Issue, by Charles Winborn White, of Randolph Co. 

IV. Who Shall Govern the Nation? by David William Michael, 

of Graham. 

Music 

V. The Few Immortals, by John David Kernodle, of Guilford Co. 
VI. The Pleasure of Incompleteness, by Leroy Campbell Caldwell, 
of Concord. 

Music 

VII. Special Talent, by David Sanders Koonce, of Carteret Co. 
VIII. Latent Power, by David Bascom Parker. 

Music 

IX. Expectation, by Cyrus Picket Frazer, of Randolph Co. 
X. Poets, the Prophets of the Millenium, by William Gaston 
Bradshaw, of Trinity. 

Music 

XI. The Golden Age, by William Parker Mercer, of Edgecombe 
County. 
XII. Life's Problems, by Owen Parker, of Sampson County. 

Music 

XIII. Class Presented, by Oscar Gregory Baugh McMullan, of Hert- 

ford. 

XIV. Degrees Conferred. 

XV. Bibles Presented. 

, rTTT „ . ., , , , ( W. Z. Morten, Hesperian. 

XVI. Society Medals, by j j j Partridge, Columbian. 

Music 

XVII. Valedictory Address, by Pinckney Lafayette Groom, of Rock- 
ingham County. 
XVIII. Addresses, by 

His Excellency, Gov. Hampton, of S. C. 
His Excellency, Gov. Vance, of N. C. 

Benediction 

Public reception given to Gov. Hampton and Gov. Vance, in the 
College Chapel, from 3 to 4 o'clock, conducted by Hon. J. M. Leach, 
of Lexington. 



THE TRINITY COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL 

WALTER G. SHEPPARD,'12 

Messrs. J. B. and B. N. Duke founded the Trinity College 
Law School in the summer of 1904. But the history of the 
teaching of law in Trinity College begins nearly fifty years ago. 
In the college catalogue of 1868-69 we find the following ex- 
planation of a school of law then announced for the first term: 
"This school is organized to meet a growing demand. The 
instruction will be as thorough as possible and be given both 
by lecture and by text-books." The text-books to be used 
were announced as "Blackstone's Commentaries, Stephen on 
Pleading, Vattels' International Law, the Law of Executors, 
Greenleaf's Evidence, Adams' Equity, etc.," and it seems con- 
templated from the beginning that Dr. Craven himself should 
give the instruction. The first class, 1869-70, includes all tak- 
ing the course, regular academic students as well as a few 
taking law only, the complete roll being as follows : H. B. 
Adams, Carthage, N. C. ; R. S. Andrews, Trinity, N. C. ; A. 
M. Alderman, Wilmington, N. C. ; D. E. Bryant, Grayson Co., 
Texas; W. W. Brickell, Halifax, N. C. ; R. S. Bynum, Ger- 
mantown, N. C. ; T. P. Bonner, Hyde Co., N. C. ; E. G. Cran- 
ford, Davidson Co., N. C. ; J. L. Davis, Trinity, N. C. ; S. G. 
Dobyns, Taylorsville, Virginia ; A. J. Ellington, Wentworth, 
N. C; E. C. Elder, Trinity, N. C. ; Alexander Greene, Wil- 
son, N. C. ; R. F. Garret, Rockingham Co., N. C. ; G. D. Hines, 
Guilford Co., N. C. ; J. T. LeGrand, Richmond Co., N. C. ; J. 
A. Lockhart, Anson Co., N. C. ; S. Lane, Goldsboro, N. C. ; J. 
W. Mauney, Stanly Co., N. C. ; E. D. Mcllhenny, Wilmington, 
N. C; H. W. Norris, Wake Co., N. C; J. D. Pemberton, 
Richmond Co., N. C. ; V. B. Swann, Caswell Co., N. C. ; W. 
T. Swann, Caswell Co., N. C. ; A. H. Stokes, Caswell Co., N. 
C. ; W. F. Steele, Rockingham, N. C. ; S. Simpson, Rocking- 
ham Co., N. C. ; J. K. Tucker, Edgefield, S. C. ; A. B. Wor- 
tham, Henderson, N. C. ; R. F. Witty, Rockingham Co., N. C. 

The roll for 1870-71 contained in all thirty-seven students, 
including the following new names : O. H. Allen, Kenansville, 



The Trinity College Law School 265 

N. C. ; I. J. Austin, Black Hawk, Miss.; J. A. Barringer, 
Greensboro, N. C ; J. Cooper, Savannah, Ga. ; G. B. Everett, 
Wentworth, N. C. ; J. W. Eubanks, Jones Co., N. C. ; J. A. 
Faison, Duplin Co., N. C. ; R. J. Grimes, Tarboro, N. C. ; J. 
S. Ledbetter, Richmond Co., N. C. ; W. M. Leach, Lexington, 
N. C. ; S. W. Legrand, Richmond Co., N. C. ; A. S. Murphey, 
Salisbury, N. C. ; J. T. Sharp, Wilson Co., N. C. ; F. M. Sim- 
mons, Jones Co., N. C. ; J. A. Turner, Stanly Co., N. C. ; 
J. A. Worthy, Moore Co., N. C. ; I. A. White, Trinity, N. C. ; 
T. Winningham, Hernando, Miss. ; E. D. Winstead, Person 
Co., N. C. ; W. W. Wilhelm, Iredell Co., N. C. 

The class of 1871-72 numbered twenty-seven, including 
new names as follows : C. T. Bethel, Rockingham Co., N. C. ; 

C. C. Bibb, Trinity, N. C. ; E. T. Boykin, Trinity, N. C. ; W. 
T. Braswell, Edgecombe Co., N. C. ; C. F. Emery, Yazoo, 
Miss. ; M. M. Fisher, Hyde Co., N. C. ; J. R. Garrett, Rock- 
ingham Co., N. C. ; L. B. Hendren, Newbern, N. C. ; J. J. 
Kessee, Caswell Co., N. C. ; L. B. Masten, Winston, N. C. ; 
J. W. Powell, Sampson Co., N. C. ; H. Snell, Washington Co., 
N. C. ; W. L. Terry, Little Rock, Ark. ; S. J. Veach, Davidson 
Co., N. C; G. I. Watson, Hyde Co., N. C; G. H. Weston, 
Hyde Co., N. C. ; J. R. Wortham, Warren Co., N. C. 

The catalogue for 1872-73 is the first to indicate a regular 
instructor in law, and we find on the faculty roll "John W. 
Young, Esq., Instructor in Law." The number of students 
taking the course, however, gradually decreased until 1881-82, 
when there were only six students enrolled. These six, the 
last law students enrolled in the catalogue until the college 
was moved to Durham, were B. C. Beckwith, Raleigh, N. C. ; 
S. D. Cole, Carthage, N. C; S. G. Daniel, Halifax, N. C; 

D. N. Farnell, Swansboro, N. C. ; J. Hines, Point Caswell, 
N. C. ; and P. Holland, Newbern, N. C. 

In 1873-74 the "School of Law" apparently came to an 
end, and the college catalogue makes no mention of any law 
students the following year. Mr. Young's name also appears 
no further as instructor. From 1875 to 1882 the work was 
clone in the "Department of Law," apparently under the direct 



266 Trinity Alumni Register 

teaching of President Craven again. In addition to some 
names already given the rolls of students for the two years, 
1872 to 1874, contained the names of J. C. Black, Randolph 
Co., N. C; W. A. Caraway, Wadesboro, N. C; J. J. Des- 
mond, Kinston, N. C. ; W. C. Etheridge, Bertie Co., N. C. ; 
M. A. Gray, Kinston, N. C. ; J. L. Holmes, Trinity, N. C. ; 
E. J. Kennedy, South Carolina [sic] ; B. H. Merrimon, Ral- 
eigh, N. C. ; W. M. Russ, Raleigh, N. C. ; H. W. Spinks, Ran- 
dolph Co., N. C; J. M. Stockard, Graham, N. C. ; W. T. 
Sanders, Clayton, N. C. ; W. D. Turner, Turnersburg, N. C. ; 
G. D. Tysor, Moore Co., N. C. ; W. P. Turner, Johnson Co., 
N. C. ; W. A. Welborn, Trinity, N. C. ; G. J. Watson, Hyde 
Co., N. C. ; W. A. Bobbitt, Granville Co., N. C. ; J. M. Brown, 
Randolph Co., N. C. ; W. G. Burkhead, Shelby, N. C. ; T. M. 
Cross, Harnett Co., N. C. ; B. H. Palmer, Randolph Co., N. C. ; 
and J. C. Welborn, Trinity, N. C. 

The students enrolled after 1875 were the following: G. 
S. Bradshaw, Trinity, N. C. ; W. G. Bradshaw, Trinity, N. C. ; 
W. G. Burkhead, Raleigh, N. C. ; W. L. Cuninggim, Aurora, 
N. C. ; C. P. Frazer, Trinity, N. C. ; E. S. F. Giles, Trinity, 
N. C. ; C. L. Heitman, Lexington, N. C. ; D. S. Koonce, Har- 
lowe, N. C. ; J. D. Kernodle, Gibsonville, N. C. ; J. H. Small, 
Washington, N. C. ; J. M. McMullan, Hertford, N. C. ; D. W. 
Michael, Graham, N. C. ; W. Z. Morton, Washington, N. C. ; 
H. E. Tripp, Durham's Creek, N. C. ; E. S. Abell, Smithfield, 
Is 1 . C. ; M. Bradshaw, Trinity, N. C. ; J. F. Brower, Trinity, 
N. C; J. D. Bundy, Laurinburg, N. C. ; C. D. Crawford, 
Salisbury, N. C. ; T. E. Everheart, Key Town, Tex.; J. K. 
Harris, Trinity, N. C. ; J. Hill, Germantown, N. C. ; C. B. 
Ingram, Mt. Gilead, N. C. ; W. C. Ingram, Farmer's, N. C. ; 
J. Kinsey, Newbern, N. C. ; C. N. Mason, Harlowe, N. C. ; 
J. J. Partridge, Jonesboro, N. C. ; G. A. Robbins, Trinity, N. 
C; M. O. Smallwood, Weldon, N. C. ; G. M. Bulla, High 
Point, N. C. ; F. R. Dearmain, Stoneville, N. C. ; W. B. Dowd, 
Charlotte, N. C. ; M. L. Edwards, Mud Lick, N. C. ; A. Flem- 
ming, Greenville, N. C. ; W. A. Flemming, Greenville, N. C. ; 
A. O. Gaylord, Plymouth, N. C. ; J. Gibbons, Roxboro, N. C. ; 



The Trinity College Law School 267 

G. W. Koonce, Trenton, N. C. ; J. T. Langston, Newton 
Grove, N. C. ; E. G. Moore, Toisnot, N. C. ; D. E. Perry, 
Kinston, N. C. ; E. Tanner, Sassafras Fork, N. C. ; G. D. 
Ellsworth, Wallace, N. C. ; J. A. Edwards, Hookerton, N. C. ; 
E. F. Finch, Hannersville, N. C. ; W. D. Griffin, Louisburg, 
N. C.; G. W. Holmes, Graham, N. C. ; N. F. R. Loftin, 
Thomasville, N. C. ; S. E. Pope, Hannersville, N. C. ; G. T. 
Sikes, Grissom, N. C. ; J. W. Welborn, Trinity, N. C. ; C. H. 
Armfield, Statesville, N. C. ; E. H. Davis, Louisburg, N. C. ; 
J. A. Fowles, Alleghany Co., N. C. ; and the members of the 
final class of 1881-82 as already given. 

The next mention of law courses we find in the college 
catalogues is in 1887-88, when a course in elementary law, 
four recitations per week, was offered in the school of history 
and apparently required of all students graduating. The 
catalogue for 1888-89 prefaces the outline of this course with 
these words : "Every liberally educated young man should, 
whether he expects to make law a profession or not, know the 
principles and definitions of our common law." President 
Crowell himself offered the law courses for the first year or 
two, but in 1889-90 Prof. Nereus C. English took the course 
in elementary law, and students were thereafter allowed an 
election between this course and a course in general jurispru- 
dence. The courses were limited to seniors. 

In the college announcements at the close of the year 
1891-92 appears the following: "The regular law course, 
as presented by Judge A. C. Avery (Associate Justice of the 
Supreme Court), Dean of the Law School, was not offered 
this year on account of having to open college in our old build- 
ings at Trinity, Randolph Co., N. C, but in the absence of 
Judge Avery, the above special course was offered by the 
instructor in law." The instructor referred to was B. B. Nich- 
olson, Ph. B., and the course he offered covered the Supreme 
Court requirements for the bar examination. Judge Avery 
presided over the school from 1892 to 1894, when it ceased to 
exist. He was an exceedingly efficient and conscientious in* 
structor, and it was only the financial weakness of the College 



268 Trinity Alumni Register 

at the time that closed the school. The standard of work set 
an excellent pace for the school today. 

But to return to the Trinity College Law School as it 
exists today, as endowed by Messrs. B. N. and J. B. Duke in 
1904. The first task of the college authorities was to find a 
capable dean, a man who would make the school a success 
from the start. Their eyes turned to Mr. Samuel F. Mordecai, 
then a practicing attorney in Raleigh, N. C, who had been 
an occasional lecturer in law at Wake Forest College. No 
lawyer in the state was more 'successful than he, and no law- 
yer had more completely devoted his life to the scientific study 
of the science and profession. There was probably no insti- 
tution in the state that would not have been proud to have 
him on its law school faculty. To the delight of the friends 
of the College he accepted the position as dean of the new. 
school. After a careful study of the courses and methods of 
instruction in the leading law schools of the country Dean 
Mordecai returned to open the school in the fall of 1904. 
Associated with him on the law faculty were Mr. A. C. Mcin- 
tosh, a practicing attorney of Taylorsville, N. C, and close 
student of the law who eschewed mixing political activities 
with the practice as much as did the dean himself, and Mr. 
R. P. Reade, LL. B., University of Michigan, a brilliant young 
lawyer of Durham. 

The school was successful, as the Messrs. Duke had hoped, 
from the start. New and improved methods of teaching law 
were established. Mr. Mordecai decided to adopt practically 
the system used at Harvard. And so the case system was in- 
augurated. This was new in this State at the time, and it was 
easily seen that it was a great improvement over the text- 
book method of the other schools. Case books on all the sub- 
jects for which suitable case books could be found, were put 
into use, and the rest of the course was made up of the best 
textbooks available. The first roll of students included the 
following: Henry Bethune Adams, Monroe, N. C. ; Arthur 
B. Bradsher, Durham, N. C. ; R. O. Everett, Durham, N. C. ; 
Jesse Paul Frizzelle, Ormondsville, N. C. ; W. S. Lowder- 



The Trinity College Law School 269 

milk, Powelton, N. C. ; J. E. Pegram, Durham, N. C. ; and 
B. S. Womble, Newton, N. C. These completed the two 
years course of study, and stood the state board examination 
in August, 1906. They have located at various places in the 
State, and the marked success they are meeting with in their 
practice is an evidence of the thorough training they received 
in the new school of law. 

The second years' enrollment of applicants for admission 
was larger than the first and included the names of some men 
who are now achieving marked success at the bar. These 
finished the course in due time and were admitted to practice. 
Others entered to take their place, and the school has grown 
steadily until this day. 

While the new system of teaching had a great deal to do 
with the success of the law school, the principal feature of 
its success was the efficient and capable faculty which started 
it off. In Mr. Mordecai the College found a man who was not 
only master of the history and principles of law, but also a 
thoroughbred teacher. He was not only an author but a 
student, for he is always reading and discovering new things 
in the law and is continually working on some subject. He is 
a man who rests while he works — or one who never tires of 
work. It is his chief desire always to be doing something, and 
this is what he tries to instill into his students. He is also a 
successful teacher, for he knows how to approach the student, 
how to excite his interest, and how to command the prepara- 
tion of his work. Aside from these faculties, however, his 
chief asset in teaching is the personal interest he has and shows 
in every law student. He talks with the students, walks with 
them, and frequently invites them to dine with him. One of 
the most pleasant things about the course in law at Trinity 
College is that of having the dean visit the students, and in 
turn the students visit the dean, and discuss such matters as 
are of common interest. Professor Mcintosh and Professor 
Eeade also proved successful and competent teachers. 

This efficient faculty, together with the system of study 
used, made Trinity College a thorough school in the prepara- 



270 Trinity Alumni Register 

tion of its students. No one who has ever received a certifi- 
cate from the school has ever failed to pass the State board. 
There can be no better evidence than this that the school is 
successful and thorough. But passing the board is the thing 
which receives least consideration. The aim of the dean and 
faculty is to prepare men not for the State board, but for a 
successful practice. It is not their aim to make successful ap- 
plicants but to make successful lawyers. They therefore give 
the student a thorough training in the foundation principles 
of the law commencing at the beginning and leading on up to 
the present day. It is this which makes a Trinity man pre- 
pared to practice law. 

In 1905 the Law School became a member of the American 
Association of Law Schools, it being the only member in 
North Carolina. This required a three years residence course 
of study to receive a degree in law and also required all ap- 
plicants to complete as much as the sophomore year in some 
college. Joining the American Association was a step in ad- 
vance of anything in North Carolina at that time, and many 
thought it would work a hardship on Trinity, but it was in 
keeping with the high standard which the College has tried to 
uphold, and now the school is recognized as one of the strong- 
est in the South. 

As the study of law involves extensive research work, a 
vast amount of reading, and a present knowledge of the 
changes in the law both by statute and the decision of the 
courts, a large special collection of books has been purchased 
for the law school library. The library is one of the strongest 
assets of the school. 

In addition to the splendid equipment and able faculty 
which the Trinity Law School possesses, the school has gained 
no small amount of publicity through the publication of law 
books by the members of its faculty. Mr. Mordecai has per- 
haps written and published more law books than any North 
Carolina author. Before coming to Trinity he had been the 
author of some books of note, but his greatest works have 
come from the press since he has been connected with the Col- 



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lege. He is the author of Mordecai's Law Lectures, which is 
a volume comprising some thirteen hundred pages of North 
Carolina Law with the cases of authority cited. It contains a 
history of the North Carolina law, copious citations, and care- 
ful summaries of the law, and is invaluable in practice in any 
law office in this state. Dean Mordecai has also published 
Remedies by Selected Cases, with Mr. Mcintosh, and Morde- 
cai's Law Notes, which is a resume of all the law covered in 
the various case books taught at Trinity. In addition the 
school of law published Mcintosh on Contracts, prepared and 
published by Mr. Mcintosh while a member of the faculty of 
Trinity Law School. And only recently Prof. Lockhart has 
published a Handbook on the Lazv of Evidence of North Caro- 
lina. This is a well prepared treatise on this subject and 
promises to be indispensable for the attorneys in this state. 
These publications have received wide recognition and are 
being generally used, thus showing the value and merit of 
not only the authors, but the law school as well. Just here 
might be mentioned also the Outline of Common Lazv Plead- 
ing prepared exclusively for students by Prof. R. G. Anderson, 
Mr. Mcintosh's successor, while a member of the law faculty ; 
and we might remark in passing that Dean Mordecai has 
recently revised his Law Lectures and printed a second edition. 
The school at Trinity is young yet, and we can hardly 
compute its standing and efficiency by the men who have gone 
out, for even the first graduates have not been in the practice 
long enough to receive a very wide and prominent recognition ; 
but if the record they and the men following them thus far 
have made is any indication of its success, this law school bids 
fair to render some of the greatest service Trinity College 
has ever rendered to the State and nation. The present faculty 
consists of Dean Mordecai, W. S. Lockhart, '04, who received 
his law training at Trinity and Harvard Law School, and H. 
G. Hedrick, '11, who also received his law training at Trinity 
with the exception of one year at Harvard. 



EDITORIAL NOTES 

This issue closes the first volume of the Register. The 
subscription list has nearly doubled since we began publication. 
The encouragement extended by the alumni and the many 
friends of the College has even exceeded expectations. The 
average size of the publication has been larger than the oc- 
casional maximum we dared promise a year ago. Altogether 
we have enjoyed the first year, and we believe the alumni are 
closer together and the College more directly in touch with 
them than ever before. May the Register have its part in 
uniting even more firmly alumnus and alumnus and alumni 
and College. 

The local associations are slow to appoint correspondents 
to the Register. So are the various classes. If the alumni 
of your county cannot be prevailed upon to appoint a cor- 
respondent, send in information yourself as to Trinity alumni 
in your town or county. Also let some one take it upon him- 
self to write fully of the classes due to hold re-unions next 
commencement, the class of 1906, the class of 1901, the class 
of 1896, and the class of 1891. 



Has your county organized a Trinity College Alumni Asso- 
ciation ? 

Dr. Franklin N. Parker, for four years Avera Professor 
of Biblical Literature, and now professor of Systematic The- 
ology in the Candler School of Divinity, Emory University, 
will this year conduct the annual Y. M. C. A. revival following 
mid-year examinations. Old Boys, don't you wish you were 
here ! 

The "register of former students" will be published in full 
in next issue, including a re-publication of all names already 
published. Urge all alumni to send in complete information 
about themselves, call our attention at once to any errors, and 
by all means send us any available information regarding the 
dead. 



ON THE CAMPUS 

The granite wall, the gift of Mr. Benjamin N. Duke, which 
when finished will extend around the entire campus, is nearing 
completion. Work on it was begun in the fall. The wall, 
thirty-six inches in height and fifteen inches in breadth, is in 
every way modern and handsome and greatly improves the 
appearance of the campus. 



The sixth annual relay race, which was this year held the 
latter part of October, was won by the sophomore class, which 
thus for the second time won the Snider-Wilcox-Fletcher 
loving cup. The sophomore team finished the ten miles in 
55 :32.4, and the seniors won second place. 



The Columbian Literary Society entertained in honor of 
its new members Friday evening, October 22, in its hall in 
East Duke Building, and the reception was attended by a large 
number of students and invited friends. On Thursday even- 
ing, November 4, the Hesperian Literary Society gave a recep- 
tion in its hall in the same building in honor of its new mem- 
bers and friends. Both occasions proved successful and highly 
enjoyable. 



The baseball team representing the freshman class won 
the faculty loving cup, which is annually given to the winner 
of the autumn interclass series. The contest was keenly con- 
tested by the sophomore team, which tied the freshman team 
twice before the final game was won October 18 by the close 
score of 2 to 1. It was the closest race ever held since the 
establishment of the trophy in 1913. 



The College had a prominent place in the Durham County 
educational exhibit at the state fair this fall. The exhibit was 
participated in by the educational institutions of the county, 



274 Trinity Alumni Register 

but the greater part of it was furnished by the College. In 
the exhibit, which was very artistically arranged, there were 
photographs of the various buildings of the college, books 
and pamphlets written by the members of the faculty, the 
college publications, and a most creditable showing from the 
Trinity College historical society. The exhibit attracted con- 
siderable attention. 



Former students of the College during the past twenty years 
will regret to learn of the death in October of "Uncle Jack" 
Dickerson, the faithful and much respected janitor, who dur- 
ing the past several years has served at the Angier Duke Gym- 
nasium. He was one of the most faithful servants of any 
kind which the College has ever had. Representatives of the 
various athletic teams of the college acted as pall-bearers at 
the funeral. A week later "Uncle Jim" Loy, for several years 
janitor in the "Inn" and Aycock Hall, died. He was likewise a 
useful and respected servant who will be missed. 



Dr. Edward Breck, representing the Navy League of 
America, delivered a lecture in the auditorium in East Duke 
Building Monday evening, November 8, on "Our Navy and 
Its Meaning." The lecture, which was heard by a large au- 
dience, was illustrated by instructive stereopticon views. 



Several members of the faculty attended the annual meet- 
ing of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society and 
the North Carolina Folk-Lore Society in Raleigh early in 
November. 



Mr. Alfred Noyes, well known English poet, gave a highly 
enjoyable and interesting reading to a large audience in Craven 
Memorial Hall Friday evening, November 12. Mr. Noyes 
read and commented on his own poems. 



Dr. Benjamin Sledd, of the department of English in Wake 



On the Campus 275 

Forest College, delivered a lecture here Friday evening, No- 
vember 19, under the auspices of the Fortnightly Club of 
Sigma Upsilon. His subject, "War-time Wanderings," was 
heard by an unusually large audience and was greatly enjoyed. 
Dr. Sledd was traveling in Europe on the Kahn Foundation 
when the war broke out, and his lecture included many inci- 
dents of the early months of the war. At the conclusion of 
the lecture a reception and smoker was given in honor of Dr. 
Sledd. His visit to the College proved one of the most inter- 
esting and enjoyable occasions of the present college year. 



President W. P. Few, and Professors W. W. Peele and E. 
C. Brooks, attended the annual meeting of the Western North 
Carolina Conference at Reidsville in November. Professor 
Brooks delivered an educational address before the Conference 
Wednesday evening, November 17. The annual session of the 
North Carolina Conference, held this year in Wilmington, was 
attended by President Few, and Professors W. W. Peele and 
R. L. Flowers. Professor Flowers read before the annual 
meeting of the historical society of the Conference a paper 
on "The Expansion of Methodism in North Carolina after the 
Revolutionary War," written by Dr. William K. Boyd, pro- 
fessor of history. 



The basket-ball schedule for this season, published early 
in December, consisted of twenty-three games, eight on the 
home floor and fifteen abroad. Some of these games were play- 
ed immediately before the Christmas holidays, with the fol- 
lowing results: December 17, Charlotte Y. M. C. A. 37, 
Trinity 44; December 18, Davidson College 26, Trinity 23; 
December 20, Asheville Y. M. C. A. 32, Trinity 27 ; December 
21, Asheville Y. M. C. A. 37, Trinity 42; December 22, States- 
ville Club 31, Trinity 29. "Bob" Doak, for many years the 
successful trainer of the Elon College team, is the coach of 
the Trinity team this season and has developed a fast team. 



276 Trinity Alumni Register 

Dr. DeWitt C. Croissant, Professor of English in the 
University of Kansas, delivered a lecture here Tuesday even- 
ing, December 7, on the subject of simplified spelling. 



The first state cross-country run held in North Carolina 
was participated in at the University of North Carolina, at 
Chapel Hill, Saturday, November 20, by representatives from 
that institution and Trinity, Wake Forest, and A. & M. Col- 
lege. Trinity was represented by Newton, Noblett, Coman, 
and Osborne, and won third place. 



The Glee Club made its annual tour the week beginning 
Monday, November 22, with engagements at Burlington, 
Greensboro, Kernersville, and Lexington. The club gave a 
concert in Craven Memorial Hall Tuesday, November 30. 



The Durham district meeting of the North Carolina Library 
Association was held here November 18, when Librarian 
Joseph P. Breedlove and Miss Eva Malone, cataloguer, partic- 
ipated in the various sessions of the meeting. One of the 
sessions was held in the college library, after which the build- 
ing was inspected by the visiting delegates, who pronounced 
it one of the best kept libraries in the state. 



The fifth annual inter-scholastic declamation contest, which 
has in the past been so successfully held here Friday following 
Thanksgiving, was participated in this year by representatives 
from sixty high schools, which exceeded the number of repre- 
sentatives of any previous year. The young men arrived 
Thursday and that evening attended an informal reception in 
the Hesperian Hall, where they were welcomed by members 
of the "9019," the local scholarship society under whose aus- 
pices the contest was originated and has since been held. At 
this meeting the contestants drew places for the preliminary 
contest, which was held Friday morning, when representatives 
from Apex, East Durham, Henderson, High Point, Oxford, 



On the Campus 277 

Piedmont, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Waynesville, and Winston-Salem 
made the ten places for the final contest Friday evening. 

The final contest was held in Craven Memorial Hall, with 
Dean William I. Cranford, one of the charter members of the 
"9019," presiding. The judges of the contest were Mr. J. A. 
Long, of Roxboro, Mr. John Sprunt Hill, of Durham, and 
Dr. W. H. Glasson, professor of political science in the Col- 
lege. The prize, a twenty-dollar gold medal, the gift of the 
"9019," was awarded to Mr. Aubrey P. Wiggins, of East 
Durham, whose subject was "The Unknown Speaker." Mr. 
Martin Luther, of Piedmont High School, with the subject 
"Mose," was given second place. 

Following the contest in Craven Memorial Hall, which was 
largely attended, an informal reception and banquet was held 
in the parlors of East Duke Building, in honor of the speakers 
and the judges. The occasion proved very successful and full 
of interest. 



Professor William S. Franklin, of the department of phy- 
sics in Lehigh University, delivered a lecture here Monday 
evening, December 13, on "Mechanical Analogies," and one on 
"Bill's School and Mine," — an argument for more play in 
elementary education, — Tuesday at noon. Both lectures were 
largely attended and enjoyed. 



The Trinity Chronicle recently celebrated the tenth anni- 
versary of its founding. The first issue of this paper, now so 
prominently connected with the life of the community, ap- 
peared December 19, 1905. 



Mrs. W. P. Few, who suffered prolonged and serious ill- 
ness at the home of her parents in Martinsville, Virginia, dur- 
ing the summer and early fall, returned to Durham early in 
December. While recovering from typhoid fever Mrs. Few 
was stricken with appendicitis and underwent an operation in 
a Virginia hospital. Her friends in Durham and elsewhere 



278 Trinity Alumni Register 

are delighted at her complete recovery and her return to the 
campus. 



The twenty-fourth annual debate between the Columbian 
and Hesperian Literary Societies was held in Craven Memorial 
Hall Saturday evening, December 18, when the question of 
the policy of military preparedness was discussed. The judges,. 
Messrs. Jones Fuller, L. P. McLendon and J. L. Conley, of 
Durham, rendered the decision in favor of the affirmative, 
which was supported by the Hesperians. The Hesperian team 
was composed of H. C. West and H. C. Greenberg, of Dur- 
ham, and John H. Small, Jr., of Washington, with Ben Muse, 
of Durham, alternate ; and the Columbian team was composed 
of L. C. Allen, of Apex, E. C. Few, of Greer, S. C, and A. H. 
Gwyn, of Yanceyville, with G. W. H. Britt, of Kentucky, as 
alternate. Mr. Greenberg was selected as a member of the 
college debating team which will debate a team from Wash- 
ington and Lee University, of Lexington, Virginia, in Durham 
on the evening of February 26. 

As usual college and society spirit ran high. At the con- 
clusion of the debate, which was held in Craven Memorial 
Hall, a reception was held in the Hesperian Hall in honor of 
the occasion and the speakers, judges, and officers. Informal 
talks were made. The recent contest makes the fourteenth 
victory for the Hesperians as against ten for the Columbians. 

In addition to Mr. Greenberg two speakers will be chosen 
to debate the Washington and Lee team on the query, "Re- 
solved, That the proposed administration policy of armament 
increase is to the best interests of the United States." Wash- 
ington and Lee debates the University of Pennsylvania on the 
same question the evening of the debate with Trinity, and 
Pennsylvania in turn debates Cornell and Columbia on the 
same question one week later. Trinity's second intercol- 
legiate debate of the season will be with Swarthmore College, 
Pennsylvania, about the middle of March, and the query de- 
bated will be that adopted by the Pennsylvania debating lea- 
gue, "Resolved, That an international police force should be 




JAMES A. LONG, 05 
Elected Member Board of TrueteeB 



e 



On the Campus 279 

:stablished to enforce international agreements and preserve 
international peace." Three debaters will be chosen for this 
contest also. 

Intercollegiate tennis has this year had an important place 
in the athletic life of the community, and the team representing 
the College proved very successful. On October 23 A. R. 
Anderson (Captain) and J. W. Wallace defeated J. O. W. 
Graverly and H. K. Smith, of Randolph-Macon College, in 
doubles, by scores of 6-2, 6-4, and Anderson defeated Smith 
in singles 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, and J. W. Lambeth defeated Graverly 
in singles 7-5, 6-1. 

On October 27 Trinity defeated H. S. Hardcastle and S. T. 
Holland, of Elon College, in doubles, by scores of 6-2, 7-5. 
Trinity's team was composed of Anderson and Lambeth. In 
singles, Anderson defeated Hardcastle 6-2, 6-4, and Lambeth 
defeated Holland 7-5, 6-2. 

On November 12 Anderson and Lambeth defeated a team 
from the University of North Carolina composed of W. J. 
Capehart and Alva Combs, 11-9, 4-6, and 6-0, and broke 
even in singles, Anderson defeating Capehart 6-2, 6-2, and 
Combs defeating Lambeth 4-6, 4-6. 



Nearly one hundred graduates, former students of Trinity 
College, both men and women, and friends of the college, at- 
tended a very successful and enjoyable dinner in Raleigh Fri- 
day evening, November 26. The occasion was the annual 
alumni dinner held in connection with the annual meeting of 
the North Carolina Teachers' Assembly, which was inaugurat- 
ed at the meeting in Charlotte in November, 1914. The meet- 
ing and dinner this year proved successful in every way. 

All arrangements for the dinner were in the hands of a 
committee from the Wake County alumni association and a 
committee representing the faculty of the College. Professor 
E. C. Brooks acted as master of ceremonies, giving direction 
to a number of interesting features which were altogether un- 
like the usual "speech-making" features of such an occasion. 



280 Trinity Alumni Register 

Speeches were here altogether tabooed, with the exception of 
brief talks by President Bruce R. Payne, of the George Pea- 
body College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn., one of Trinity's 
most distinguished alumni, by President W. P. Few, and Mr. 
Joseph G. Brown, president of the Trinity College Alumni 
Association. An excellent dinner was served by the ladies of 
the Edenton Street Methodist Church, where the banquet was 
held. Music was furnished by a local orchestra; and instead 
of speeches, novel features were continually surprising the 
diners. The occasion proved most enjoyable and entertaining. 



The Christmas season proved more cheerful than usual for 
the families of many worn-out Methodist preachers in North 
Carolina, since Christmas gifts went to them from the col- 
lege office the week before in the form of checks. These checks 
were from the fund of $10,000 given this year by Mr. James 
B. Duke to be distributed by Trinity College to the superan- 
nuate preachers and their wives and to the widows and orphans 
of deceased preachers of the Methodist Church within the 
bounds of North Carolina. The church has its own super- 
annuate fund, and the proportion of the Duke fund that went 
to each claimant was based upon the amount awarded by the 
church. This retiring fund is not yet adequate. It is hoped 
that Mr. Duke's munificent gift may attract wide attention to 
this need and may in the end be the means of building up a 
pension system that will be in keeping with the dignity of a 
great church. Nothing in its long history has ever given 
Trinity College more exquisite pleasure than the privilege of 
rendering for Mr. Duke this beautiful service to the aged 
servants of God. 



ALUMNAE DEPARTMENT 

Miss Annie Pegram, who is a member of the faculty of 
the Greensboro College for Women, was at her home in Trin- 
ity Park during Christmas week. 

In November, Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel-Biddle, Jr., (Mary 
Duke) visited her parents in Durham. 

Mrs. Nan Goodson Howard is spending the winter with 
the relatives of Mr. Howard in Mobile, Alabama. While 
there she is renewing her study of music and observing kinder- 
garten work. 

Mrs. W. P. Few (Mary Thomas) has recovered from a 
severe attack of typhoid fever. She was stricken in the sum- 
mer and was very ill for some weeks at her former home in 
Martinsville, Virginia. 

Miss M. Emeth Tuttle is teaching in the State Normal Col- 
lege of Mississippi. This college is located in the city of Co- 
lumbus. 

Miss Julia Minor is at her home in Oxford, N. C, this 
winter and teaching in the high school there. 

Miss Florence Baxter is now teaching in High Point, N. C. 

Miss Mary Shotwell is the assistant county superintendent 
of schools of Granville County, N. C. 

Miss Lilian Herndon is teaching in Wendell, N. C. 

Mrs. H. E. Spence (Bessie Whitted) of Sanford, N. C, 
has been visiting her parents in Durham during the holidays. 

Mrs. J. H. Elmore (Rosa Langston) of Rocky Mount, 
N. C, visited relatives in West Durham recently. 

Mrs. Gordon Lee (Blanche Smith), of Clinton, N. C, was 
in Durham for a part of the Christmas holidays. 



282 Trinity Alumni Register 

Among the Trinity women registered at the N. C. Teach- 
ers' Assembly were: Misses Mamie E. Jenkins, of Green- 
ville; Carolyn Baldwin, Winston-Salem; Leone Outlaw, 
Creedmoor; Pannie Petty, Holly Springs; Laura Tillett, Ral- 
eigh; Susie Markham, Gastonia; Mary Shotwell, Granville 
County ; Nell Umstead, Annie Tillett, Frances Markham, Susie 
Michaels, and Mrs. Fannie C. Bivins, all of Durham. 

On Thursday evening, December 2, in Hay Street Metho- 
dist Church at Fayetteville, N. C, Miss Lucile Gorham was 
married to Mr. Floyd B. Souders. Among the Trinity alumni 
interested in the wedding were Rev. W. R. Royall, the officiat- 
ing minister; Mr. H. A. McKinnon, of Maxton, one of the 
ushers; Misses Estelle Flowers, of Durham, and Katie Lee 
McKinnon, bridesmaids ; and J. R. McPhail, groomsman. 

The marriage of another Trinity woman was that of Miss 
Mozelle Brown, ex-'17, on December 29, at the home of her 
parents in Durham, Rev. J. T. Riddick officiating. The groom, 
Mr. S. P. Crozier, is a resident of Zenith, West Virginia. 



THE ALUMNI DINNER IN RALEIGH 

Trinity College is well represented in the Teachers' Assem- 
bly of North Carolina. Both the alumni and alumnae of the 
College have become factors among the educational forces of 
the state. At the meeting of the Teachers' Assembly in Ral- 
eigh, November 24-27, many of the alumni and alumnae were 
present, and a number of them had places on the program. 
That these men and women of old Trinity are still loyal to 
their alma mater was shown by the large number attending 
the get-together dinner held on Friday evening, November 26, 
in the Edenton Street Church. Eighty were present. 

The dinner was in the nature of the dinners of the cele- 
brated Gridiron Club of Washington. Professor E. C. Brooks, 
of the department of education, was toastmaster. Many amus- 
ing jokes were told and many "stunts" pulled off. Fake tele- 
grams, brought in by messenger boys, furnished much amuse- 
ment. Pranks were played on many of the dignitaries pres- 
ent. For instance, consternation reigned on the face of Mr. 
R. L. Davis, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League, when 
an express package of whiskey was delivered to him. Presi- 
dent Few was reminded of the fact that he had two babies at 
home when he was presented with a pacifier and a rattle. A 
cut-glass ( ?) punch bowl from the ten-cent store was brought 
to be presented to Mr. J. G. Brown of Raleigh for his loyalty 
to the College; but two alumni claimed the honor of present- 
ing the bowl to Mr. Brown, and during the scuffle that fol- 
lowed the dispute the bowl fell with a crash to the floor. In 
the course of the evening it was brought out that higher educa- 
tion of women did not tend to "race suicide," the evidence 
being in the shape of an announcement that four sets of twins 
had been born to members of the alumnae since the last meet- 
ing. 

The only serious talks of the evening were made by Dr. 
Bruce R. Payne, of Nashville, Tenn., and Dr. W. P. Few, 
president of the College, who were the guests of honor and 
privileged to trangress the rules. 



ALUMNI NOTES 

On Wednesday, November 10, 1915, Edward Chatham 
Bivins, ex- '08, and law student, 1908-09, was married in 
Mount Airy to Miss Alma Banner. For the past few years 
Mr. Bivins has been practicing law in Mount Airy, of which 
town he is now mayor. 

The following relative to Walter P. Andrews was clipped 
from a Georgia paper : 

Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 18. — The election of Walter P. Andrews of 
Atlanta as potentate of Yaarab temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 
will be received with general interest not only throughout the state, but 
throughout the nation. 

For a long time Colonel Andrews has been identified with the best 
interests and ideals of this organization. He is a member of the Georgia 
assembly, and is prominent in the civic, political and social life of At- 
lanta. He is a native of North Carolina. 

Rev. S. W. Brown died at his home in Sparta on October 
20. He was 65 or 70 years old. He leaves a wife, three 
daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. He was a native 
of Davidson County, and graduated at Trinity College in 1871. 
He was licensed as a minister of the gospel by the Methodist 
Conference soon after graduation. 

The annual North Carolina Conference alumni banquet 
was held at the Wilmington Hotel on Friday evening during 
the December session of the conference in the city of Wil- 
mington, N. C. In many respects it was one of the most suc- 
cessful and interesting Conference banquets ever held and 
much of the success was due to the tireless efforts of J. M. 
Daniel, '08. Among those who responded to toasts were C. 
R. Pugh, W. H. Newell, Jos. G. Brown, Dr. W. F. McMur- 
ray, and Pres. W. P. Few. The following officers were elected : 
M. T. Plyler, '92, president, and J. C. Wooten, '98, vice-presi- 
dent. C. B. Culbreth, '12, J. M. Ormond, '02, and J. M. Dan- 
iel, '08, compose the executive committee for the current year. 



Alumni Notes 285 

It is interesting to note that there are about one hundred 
and twenty-five alumni in the North Carolina Conference. 
Seventy-five per cent of the Durham District preachers are old 
Trinity men. Among the changes made at the last conference in 
Wilmington were the following: W. A. Stanbury, '08, from 
Clinton Circuit to Wilson; J. C. Wooten, '98, from Edenton 
Street, Raleigh, to presiding elder of the Durham District; T. 
M. Grant, '09, from North Gates Circuit to Hillsboro Circuit; 
J M. Ormond, '02, from Hillsboro Circuit to Hertford; C. R. 
Canipe, ex-'09, from Tar River Circuit to Person Street and 
Calvary, Fayetteville ; J. A. Lee from Rowland Circuit to Tar 
River Circuit; R. H. Willis, '93, from presiding elder War- 
renton District to Oxford ; A. P. Tyer, ex-'78, from Oxford to 
Selma ; F. S. Love, '08, from missionary to Brazil to Aber- 
deen ; W. H. Brown, '02, from Aberdeen to St. John and Gib- 
son; N. C. Yearby, '00, from Roxboro to Mt. Gilead Station; 
O. W. Dowd, ex-'OO, from St. John and Gibson to Roxboro; 
T. G. Vickers, '11, from Bladen Street, Wilmington, to South- 
port; M. T. Plyler, '92, from presiding elder Raleigh District 
to Grace, Wilmington ; G. M. Daniel, '10, from Seagate to 
Chadbourne Circuit; M. Bradshaw, 78, from Wilson to Eden- 
ton Street, Raleigh; C. M. Lance, '03, from Southport to 
Whiteville; F. M. Shamburger, '83, from Hertford to Weldon. 

Frank Brown, '15, who until recently was connected with a 
Raleigh bank, has accepted a position with the loan department 
of the Durham Realty and Insurance Company. 

At its regular annual meeting, Nov. 30, 1915, the North 
Carolina Conference historical society in session at Wilming- 
ton, N. C, elected Rev. A. S. Barnes, ex-'97, as its president 
for the ensuing year. Rev. W. H. Brown, '02, was chosen as 
secretary, and Rev. L. S. Massey, '91, as historian. The 
features of the meeting was a paper, The Revival of Methodist 
Propaganda After the Revolution, written by Dr. W. K. 
Boyd, '96. 

Willis Smith, '10, and W. B. Duncan, '14, both of whom 
took the law course at Trinity after their graduation, have 



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formed a partnership for the practice of law. The firm name 
is Smith & Duncan, and their offices are in the Citizens Na- 
tional Bank Building, Raleigh, N. C. 

J. M. Howard, ex-'12, is now a member of the staff of St. 
Luke's Hospital, Newbern, N. C. 

Some Principles of Teaching is a notable book just pub- 
lished from the Pilgrim Press. E. W. Knight, '09, is the au- 
thor, and he has produced a book valuable to all teachers. 
It is receiving much attention from the Sunday school teachers. 
After his graduation at Trinity, Mr. Knight did special work 
in Columbia University and in 1912 received the Ph. D. degree 
from that institution. 

D. T. Stutts, '15, is now teaching at Nealsville, N. C. 

W. M. Marr, '10, A. M. '12, is principal of the High Point 
high school. 

On November, '14, 1915, at his home in Elm City, N. C, 
Rev. James Monroe Ashby died after a short illness. At the 
time of his death he was closing a successful pastorate at Elm 
City. He graduated with the class of '83 and also had the 
A. M. degree. He had been a member of the North Carolina 
Conference since the year of his graduation. 

Mr. Ashley B. Stainback, '06, after leaving Trinity re- 
ceived the degree of LL. B. from Georgetown University. 
He has recently opened offices for the practice of law in 
Greensboro, N. C. 

J. L. Nicholson, who spent three years at Trinity College 
with the class of '00 and later received his M. D. degree from 
the University of Maryland, is in charge of the Fowle Mem- 
orial Hospital of Washington, N. C. 

The president of the Trinity College Alumni Association, 
Joseph G. Brown of Raleigh, N. C, is a man of sterling worth 
and wide business experience, whom all men delight to honor. 
The State Journal has the following anent the celebration in 
November of four decades of service as a banker in Raleigh: 



Alumni Notes 287 

President Jos. G. Brown, that prince of good fellows, has been con- 
nected with the Citizens National Bank of Raleigh for forty years. 
To celebrate this event his friends in the Citizens National Bank and 
the Raleigh Savings Bank and Trust Company met at the Yarborough 
Hotel on November 5 to congratulate him and to enjoy together a good 
dinner, as well as to show their regard and esteem by presenting the 
bank president with a handsome traveling case. Mr. Graham Andrews, 
in a happy vein, presented the case, and Mr. Brown accepted it with 
heartfelt appreciation. Mr. Brown has had all the experience a bank 
can give and is one of the leading bankers in this city and state and 
recognized abroad. 

Charles W. Bagby, ex-'05, has resigned the office of city- 
attorney of Hickory, N. C. 

J. P. Gibbons, '98, was recently elected president of the 
chamber of commerce of Hamlet, N. C. 



REGISTER OF FORMER STUDENTS 

[This is a continuation of the roster of former students 
begun in preceding issues of the Register. The three earlier 
issues contained no information about alumni who were dead, 
or who entered college after 1903, or who had not answered 
Prof. Flowers' inquiry before October 15. This issue contains 
information available January 1 concerning living alumni who 
entered college before September, 1908. It does not contain: 

1. Information about alumni now dead. 

2. Information received later than January 1. 

3. Information regarding students entering after June, 
1908. 

4. Additional information regarding names given in earlier 
issues. (Additions will be made when the final publication of 
the directory is made.) 

The complete directory will be published in the next issue 
of the Register. We urge the thorough co-operation of all 
former students. It is requested that everyone who has not 
given all the data asked for will send it in at once. It is also 
desirable that corrections of mistakes in the earlier issues be 
made promptly. 

Address all communications for this department to R. L. 
Flowers, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Trinity Col- 
lege Alumni Association.] 

Abbreviations: b., the date of birth; c, the time of matriculation, and 
the address at that time; t. t the length of time in college; m., the 
maiden name of wife; p., the positions held and other facts; o., present 
occupation. 

Adams, Hugh Bandy: b. July 16, 1889; e. Sept., 1905 and 1908, 
Four Oaks, N. C. ; A. B., '10; o. salesman for Swift Co. Fertilizer 
Works. Address: Four Oaks, N. C. 

Adams, Jesse Blake: b. May 13, 1888; e. Sept., 1906, Four Oaks, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Four Oaks, N. C. 

Adams, Rayeord Kennedy: b. Feb. 22, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, Monroe, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; M. D. (Jefferson Med. Coll.) ; p. resident physician, 
Mercer Hospital, Trenton, N. J. ; mem. staff of N. J. state village 



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for epileptics, Skillman, N. J.; o. physician, surgeon. Address: Skill- 
man, N. J. 

Aiken, Jesse Buxton: b. Feb. 17, 1882; e. Sept., 1904, Oxford, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Nellie B. Jenkins; p. supt. Scotland Neck Graded 
School, 3 yrs.; prin. Central Acad. (Littleton, N. C), 4 yrs.; o. supt. 
schs., Aberdeen. Address: Aberdeen, N. C. 

Allen, Matthew Hicks: b. Nov 29, 1884; e. Sept., 1900, Kinston. 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. mem. N. C. legislature from Wayne Co. ; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Allen, Talbot Murray: b. July 1, 1880; e. Sept., 1906, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; A. B., '10; m. Lena Lee Latta; p. district counsel S. A. L. Ry. ; 
o. attorney-at-law. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Allred, James Claibourne: b. Aug. 14, 1879; e. Sept., 1906, Cary, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Alyse Edna Ellis ; p. salesman for F. A. Davis Co. ; 
salesman, D. Appleton Co., N. Y. ; organizer and president So. Med. 
Pub. Co.; o. traveling sales mgr. Address: Greenfield, Ind. 

Alspaugh, T. C. : b. Jan. 27, 1878 ; e. Sept., 1905, Taylorsville, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; o. cotton mill supt. Address: Taylorsville, N. C. 

Anderson, Richard Samuel: b. July 6, 1867; e. Sept., 1885, Cala- 
haln, N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs.; m. Jennie Call; p. overseer public road; post- 
master; justice of the peace; attorney-at-law; o. farmer. Address'. 
Calahaln, N. C. 

Andrews, George Reid: b. Sept. 9, 1886; e. Sept., 1907, Mount 
Gilead, N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs.; Columbia Univ., 1 yr. ; Union Theological 
Seminary, 3 yrs.; m. Annie Cleveland Whitmore; p. prin. high sch. ; 
sec. Y. M. C. A.; sec. Men and Religion Forward Movement; o. asso- 
ciate pastor, West End Presbyterian Church. Address: 517 West 
113 St., New York, N. Y. 

Angier, Samuel Jones: b. Oct. 17, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, West 
Durham, N. C. ; t. \ l / 2 yrs.; p. Carolina-Fla. Lbr. Co., Corey, Fla. ; 
Wayne Hardwood Co., Goldsboro, N. C. ; Cary Lbr. Co. ; o. lumber 
business. Address: West Durham, N. C. 

ArmfiEld, Emsley: b. Feb. 2, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, Monroe, N. C; 
A. B., '08; p. mayor of Chesterfield, S. C. ; 0. merchant. Address: 
Chesterfield, S. C. 

Asbury, S. J., Jr. : b. July 3, 1889 ; e. Sept., 1907, Charlotte, N. C. ; 
t. 2 yrs. ; o. garage business. Address : Regent Garage, Fenway P. O., 
Boston, Mass. 

Ashby, Edward Clayton: b. Nov. 5, 1890; e. Sept., 1906, Mt. 
Airy, N. C. ; A. B., '10; M. D., '14 (Univ. Penn.) ; o. resident physi- 
cian. Address: Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Bagby, James Willis: b. Feb. 25, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, High 



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Point, N. C; A. B. '09; m. Lucille Adelaide Shuford; p. U. S. Marine 
Service; asst. prin. schs., Waynesville, N. C. ; supt. schs., Newbern, 
Ga. ; prin. 7th St. sch., Columbus, Ga. ; o. teacher. Address: Columbus, 
Ga. 

Barbee, Connie Cazette: b. Jan. 24, 1889; e. Sept., 1906; t. 2 yrs. ; 
A. B., '10 (U. N. C), A. M., '11 (Col. Univ.) ; m. Kent Hodnett; p. 
teacher, Barnes school, Montgomery, Ala. ; State Normal College, 
Florence, Ala.; Asheville high sch.; o. teacher. Address: Asheville, 
N. C. 

Barbee, James Washington : b. Feb. 2, 1883 ; e. Sept., 1905, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; m. Zora L. Habel, 
p. att'y for merchants' assn. and solicitor of recorder's court; o. attor- 
ney-at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Barnhardt, Charees Coewele: b. Sept. 30, 1880; e. Sept., 1904, 
Concord, N. C, R. No. 5; A. B., '08; m. Emma Barringer; p. teacher, 
Okla. Wesleyan Coll., Oklahoma City; o. pastor. Address: 1616 N. 
McKinley St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Baxter, Oscar Dixon: b. Oct. 7, 1888; e. Sept., 1906, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; o. osteopathic physician. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Beasley, Wieliam Lee : b. July 24, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1903, Louisburg, 
N. C, R. No. 5; t. V/2 yrs.; m. Susie Lee Macon; p. merchant; o. 
farmer. Address: Louisburg, N. C, R. No. 5. 

Beel, Wileiam Raymond: b. Sept. 10, 1892; e. Sept., 1907, Con- 
cord, N. C. ; A. B., '11; o. with Cannon Cotton Mills. Address: 55 
Worth St., New York City. 

Berghauser, Albert Sartor : b. July 19, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1907, Fulton, 
Mo.; t. 1 yr. ; A. B., '08; graduate student Univ. Chicago; studied piano 
with I. Philipp, Paris, France, 1909; m. Ailsie Kyle Powell; p. Chicora 
College, Greenville, S. C. ; Belhaven College, Jackson, Miss. ; o. director 
of music. Address: Lexington College, Lexington, Mo. 

Bivens, Edward Chatham: b. Dec. 29, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, Wax- 
haw, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '08 ; o. attorney-at-law ; mayor Mt. Airy. 
Address: Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Bivins, Curtis Lee: b. July 31, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Wingate, N. C; 
A. B., '09; 0. merchant. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Beaeock, John Edward: b. Mar. 20, 1884; e. Sept., 1907, Albemarle, 
N. C, R. No. 1 ; t. 2y 2 yrs. ; m. Nannie Roberta Lontz ; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1910; o. pastor, Milton. Address: Milton, 
N. C. 

Beanchard, Lawrence Eey: b. Feb. 12, 1888; e. Sept., 1905, Hert- 
ford, N. C. ; A. B., '09; M. S. (Wisconsin); p. teacher of science in 
Raleigh High School, 1909-10; Durham High School, 1910-11; o. 



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farmer ; county demonstrator in charge of farm-life work of Robeson 
Co. Address: Red Springs, N. C. 

Boddie, Frank Sherrod : b. May 6, 1886; e. Sept., 1903, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Edna Mae Ferguson ; p. asst. cashier Home Sav- 
ings Bank, Durham, N. C. ; sec.-treas. Patterson Mercantile Co. ; o. 
with Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Address: Little Rock, Ark. 

Boddie, Needham James: b. July 5, 1887; e. Sept., 1904, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Henrietta Bacon Webb ; o. with Citizens' Nat'l 
Bank. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Boone, James Joshua: b. Oct. 1, 1881; e. Sept., 1906, Jackson, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Clara Belle Avent; o. pastor, Roxboro. Address: 
Roxboro, N. C. 

Bowden, Willie Colon: b. Aug. 23, 1872; e. Sept., 1903, Maxton, 
N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; p. prin. Raftin Creek high sch., Rembert, S. C. ; o. 
pastor, Laurel Springs. Address: Laurel Springs, N. C. 

Briggs, Marcellus Arnold: b. April 17, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; A. B., '09; o. prin. Durham High School. Address: 
Durham, N. C. 

Brinn, Joseph Edward: b. Dec. 28, 1887; e. Sept., 1907, Hertford, 
N. C. ; A. B., '11; p. prin. North Durham sch.; prin. Jonesboro high 
sch.; o. merchant. Address: Johnson City, Tenn. 

Brothers, Luke Frederick: b. Jan. 21, 1881; e. Sept., 1903, Eliza- 
beth City, N. C; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '08; Vanderbilt Univ., 2 yrs.; m. 
Mattie Dickens; p. teacher; mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., 
since 1912; transferred to Texas in 1915; o. pastor. Address: Jeffer- 
son, Texas. 

Brothers, William Tyndall: b. Aug. 8, 1885; e. Sept., 1905, 
Elizabeth City, N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '09; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 
1 yr. ; o. att'y-at-law. Address: Drumright, Okla. 

Brown, Robert Southgate: b. Dec. 24, 1887; e. Sept., 1904, Ashe- 
ville, N. C; A. B., '08; o. civil engineer. Address: 138 Charlotte St., 
Asheville, N. C. 

Browning, Raymond: b. Mar. 30, 1879; e. Sept., 1903, Pulaski, 
Tenn. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Mollie Sorrells Lofitte ; p. instructor, Trinity Park 
Sch., 1904-06; prin. Central Academy, Littleton, N. C, 1906-07; o. 
evangelist, M. E. Ch., S. Address: Lincolnton, N. C. 

Bryan, William Arnold: b. Feb. 14, 1882; e. Sept., 1903, Rich 
Square, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '07; A. M.; one summer Univ. Caen, 
France ; Columbia Univ. ; p. instructor in French, Durham High Sch. ; 
o. prin. Fuller School. Address: N. Elizabeth St., Durham, N. C. 

Buchanan, Sidney Eli : b. June 30, 1890 ; e. Sept., 1906, Concord, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; M. D., '12 (Univ. Md.) ; p. chem. asst., Univ. Hospital, 



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Baltimore ; asst. supt. James Walker Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, 
N. C. ; o. physician. Address : Concord, N. C. 

Bundy, Edgar Everett: b. July 11, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, Kinston, 
N. C. ; t. 4]/ 2 yrs. ; A. B., '11; p. mail clerk, banker; o. teacher. Ad- 
dress: Pembroke, N. C. 

Bundy, Juuan Carr : b. Mar. 7, 1887 ; e. Sept., 1906, Monroe, N. C, 
t. V/2 yrs.; m. Eula Mae Babington; p. credit clerk for Internat'l Har- 
vester Co. of America, Charlotte, N. C. ; deputy register of deeds, 
Union Co., N. C. ; o. book-keeper, Barnhardt Mfg. Co. Address: 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Campbell, Claiborne McMillan, Jr.: b. Jan. 9, 1884; e. Sept., 1903, 
Thomasville, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Helen Coiner Allison; p. teacher of 
history, Durham High Sch. ; supt. Jonesboro schools; o. supt. public 
schools. Address: Washington, N. C. 

Campen, Samuel M.: b. Apr. 17, 1889; e. Sept., 1906, Alliance, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Julia Weskett ; p. post-master ; o. merchant, ginning, 
farmer. Address: Alliance, N. C. 

Canipe, Clarence Richerson: b. Feb. 9, 1877; e. Sept., 1905, 
Lawndale, N. C. ; t. 3 l /2 yrs.; m. Mary Lela Finger; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor, Fayetteville. Address: Fayetteville. 
N. C. 

Carson, William Wallace: b. Aug. 28, 1886; e. Sept., 1907, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; A. M., '08; p. fellow in history, asst. in his- 
tory, Univ. Wisconsin; o. prof, of history. Address: Morningside Col- 
lege, Sioux City, Iowa. 

Carter, Luther Jordan: b. Nov. 30, 1884; e. Sept., 1904, Wood- 
land, N. C. ; A. B., '08; m. Isabel B. Pinnix; p. on staff of Virginia 
Pilot, Norfolk, Va. ; o. wholesale tobacco dealer. Address : Charlotte, 
N. C. 

Chadwick, Carl Thompson : e. Sept.. 1898, Beaufort, N. C. ; t. 1 
yr. ; m. Rosa Davis; o. agent Texas Oil Co. Address: Beaufort, N. C. 

Chadwick, Walter Winfteld: e. Sept., 1902, Beaufort, N. C. ; m. 
Elizabeth Hammond; o. fish business. Address: Beaufort, N. C. 

Chafftn, Robert : b. Dec. 30, 1847 ; e. Jan., 1860, Chalk Level, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs.; m. Sue McQueen; p. book-keeper; merchant; banker, 7 yrs.; 
o. insurance agent. Address: Lumberton, N. C. 

Chatham, Thomas Daniel: b. May 20, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, Elkin, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '10; p. supt. st. ry. co., Winston-Salem, N, 
C. ; pres. electric service co., Winston-Salem, N. C. ; o. electrical en- 
gineering. Address: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Cheek, Ernest Calvin: b. Nov. 24, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, Durham, 
N. C; A. B., '11; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 1916; p. book-keeper, sales- 



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man, rep. B. A. Tob. Co., Shanghai, China; o. law student. Address: 
Durham, N. C. 

Claywell, James Addison, Jr.: b. Nov. 1, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1899, Mor- 
ganton, N. C. ; t. 2>y 2 yrs. ; m. Annie James; o. asst. cashier 1st Nat. 
Bank. Address: Morganton, N. C. 

Clement, Jesse Frank: b. Feb. 14, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Mocks- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Blanche March Hanes ; o. fireman So. Ry. Co. 
Address: Taylorsville, N. C. 

Cole, John Nelson, Jr.: b. Mar. 23, 1889; e. Sept., 1905, Rocking- 
ham, N. C. ; A. B., '09; p. press agt., Baltimore Hotel, N. Y. Edison 
Co. ; reporter N. Y. Eve. Post; o. adv. writer and salesman, U. S. 
Printing and Litho. Co. Address: Livingston Hall, Columbia, N. Y. 
City. 

Connelly, Horace Frederick: b. April 2, 1889; e. Sept., 1906, 
Connelly Springs, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. salesman, King Cotton Mills 
Corp. Address: Piedmont Hotel, Burlington, N. C. 

Cooper, E. B.: b. Aug. 23, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Brookhaven, Miss.; 
t. 1 yr. ; A. M., '06; m. Margaret Lee Hawkins; p. state's attorney; 
attorney for New Orleans, Mobile, and Chicago R. R. Co. ; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Jackson, Miss. 

Cooper, Lewis Ginter : b. Sept. 25, 1891 ; e. Sept., 1907, Henderson, 
N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B. (Washington and Lee Univ.); Trinity Coll. 
Law Sch., 2 yrs.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Greenville, N. C. 

Cornwell, Loy Chaffin: b. Sept. 16, 1884; e. Sept., 1906, Dallas, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Bessie Stirewalt; p. prin. Old Fort graded sch., 
Spruce Pine high sch., The Mclver Sch.; o. teacher. Address: Route 
No. 4, Charlotte, N. C. 

Courts, Daniel W. : b. Dec. 29, 1867 ; e. Sept., 1885, Reidsville, N. 
C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. physician, planter. Address: Reidsville, N. C, R. No. 5. 

Crawford, Clyde Newbold : b. Apr. 12, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1906, Nor- 
folk, Va.; A. B., '10; o. sales dept. Nat'l Biscuit Co. Address: 712 
Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Crawford, Robert Baker: b. Sept. 1, 1873; e. Sept., 1890, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; Ph. B., '95; m. Hallie Gracia Cozart; o. merchant 
Address: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Crews, Thomas Albert: b. Apr. 18, 1860; e. Sept., 1876, Walker- 
town, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Francis Paschall ; p. tobacco mf r. ; mfr. 
of blankets; o. farmer, wholesale grocer. Address: Walkertown, N. C. 

Crisp, Burgess Gaither: b. July 9, 1862; e. Sept., 1880, Lenoir, N. 
C. ; t. ZYi yrs.; m. Maggie Hayes; p. prin. sch.; co. supt. public instruc- 
tion, Dare Co., 4 terms; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Manteo, N. C. 

Crook, Charles Elmo: b. June 22, 1886; e. Sept., 1906, Fort Mills, 



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S. C; A. B., '10; m. Carroll D. Clark; p. prin. Little Rock high sch., 
(S. C.)j teacher of history, Americus high sch., Ga. ; o. supt. schools. 
Address: Perry, Ga. 

Crowson, Fred Bayard : b. Apr. 30, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1906, Wadesboro, 
N. C. ; t. 2y 2 yrs. ; m. Esther M. Milton; o. agent Southern Express Co. 
Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Culbreth, Cornelius Blackman : b. 1877 ; e. Sept., 1904, Fayette- 
ville, N. C; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '13; Vanderbilt Univ., 1 yr. ; p. mem. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1907; o. pastor, Elizabeth City. Address: 
Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Cuebreth, Estee Burkhead : b. July 21, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Clinton, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. farmer. Address: Clinton, N. C. 

Cuebreth, Frank: b. June 17, 1878; e. Sept., 1903, Fayetteville, N. 
C. ; A. B., '07 ; m. Martha RufRn Hicks ; p. prin. Jonesboro high sch., 
1 yr. ; prin. Wartel high sch., Fla., 1 yr. ; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., 
S., since 1908; o. pastor, Beaufort. Address: Beaufort, N. C. 

Cunningham, Clayton Carlisle: b. Jan. 21, 1888; e. Sept., 1905, 
Waxhaw, N. C. ; A. B., '09; p. prin. Roxboro graded sch.; sec. Person 
Co. fair ass'n ; city clerk, Roxboro, N. C. ; o. real estate ; insurance. 
Address: Roxboro, N. C. 

Daniel, George Milton : b. May 25, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1906, Roanoke 
Rapids, N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '10; A. M., '11; D. D., '14 (Vanderbilt) ; 
m. Adah Vie Alderson; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., and N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S., since 1910; o. pastor, Chadbourn. Address: Chadbourn, 
N. C. 

Daniel, James Martin: b. Oct. 22, 1876; e. Sept., 1903, Warrenton, 
N. C; A. B., '07; m. Ellen Lynch Garrett; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. 
E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Greenville. Address: Greenville, N. C. 

Daniels, Lennon Gregory: b. Nov. 11, 1885; e. Sept., 1903, Wan- 
chese, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Kate Moore; p. traveling salesman for J. 
H. LeRoy Co.; o. mgr. gen. merchandise store. Address: Wanchese, 
N. C. 

Davis, Almon Leslie: b. June 30, 1878; e. Sept., 1904, Smithfield, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Mamie W. Perry; o. cashier 1st Nat. Bank. Ad- 
dress: Burlington, N. C. 

Davis, William Iverson : b. Aug. 30, 1875 ; e. Sept., 1892, Morgan- 
ton, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Margaret McKesson; o. merchant. Address: 
Morganton, N. C. 

Deaver, Charles B.: b. Feb. 24, 1875; e. Sept., 1893, Asheville, N. 
C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Antoinette Loftis ; p. U. S. internal revenue service, 
13 yrs. ; mem. N. C. state legislature, 1913-15 ; o. attorney-at-law. Ad- 
dress: Brevard, N. C. 



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DeLoatch, Charles Henry : b. Apr. 9, 1872 ; e. Sept., 1893, Jackson, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Nellie J. Garriss ; p. railroad construction, lumber 
business; o. farmer. Address: Jackson, N. C. 

DeLoatch, Benjamin Franklin : b. Nov. 30, 1868 ; e. Sept., 1904, 
Creeksville, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; m. Lilly Edmundson; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S., for several years; o. minister Baptist Ch. Address: 
Clinton, N. C. 

Dent, William Lynch : b. Feb. 24, 1877 ; e. Sept., 1906, Jefferson, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Annie B. Colvard; p. farm foreman, 2 yrs.; o. 
farmer. Address: Jefferson, N. C. 

Doss, Henry Clay: b. Apr. 13, 1886; e. Sept., 1906, Ada, Okla.; 
t. 4 yrs. ; A. B., '09 ; p. teacher, Trinity Park School ; librarian, Okla. 
Supreme Court; o. bank-teller. Address: 729 N. Robinson St., Okla- 
homa City. 

Eason, Francis Mullen: b. Sept. 22, 1883; e. Sept., 1904, South 
Mills, N. C. ; t. 1^4 yrs.; m. Laura Virginia Halstead; o. county supt. 
schools. Address: South Mills, N. C. 

Edwards, Eugene Simpson: b. Apr. 11, 1875; e. Sept., 1889, Hooker- 
ton, N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '93; A. M., '94; m. Sallie E. Palmer; o. 
merchant. Address: Hookerton, N. C. 

Edwards, George Hugh : e. Sept., 1905, Goldsboro, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; 
p. teacher ; clerk for A. C. L. Ry., Wilmington, N. C. ; salesman for 
Tate Furniture Co.; o. salesman, Am. Tob. Co. Address: St. John 
Hotel, Charleston, S. C. 

Edwards, James Alonzo : b. Jan. 31, 1861 ; e. Jan., 1878, Hookerton, 
N. C. ; A. B., '80; m. Lilla A. Warren; p. general mercantile business, 
1895-1909; justice of peace, 6 yrs.; mayor Snow Hill, 2 yrs.; revenue 
officer, 4 yrs.; o. undertaker; farmer. Address: Snow Hill, N. C. 

Egerton, Frank Nicholas, Jr.: b. Nov. 2, 1886; e. Sept., 1903, 
Louisburg, N. C. ; t. S l / 2 yrs.; A. B., '09; A. M., '11; p. mgr. dry goods 
store, 1910; instructor of electrical engineering, Trinity Coll., 1913-14; 
o. instructor in electrical engineering, Princeton Univ. Address: 
Graduate College, Princeton, N. J. 

Elder, David Lane : b. 1887 ; e. Sept., 1906, Trinity, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; 
o. physician. Address: Hopewell, Va. 

Elias, Bernard: b. May 29, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, Franklin, N. C; 
A. B., '08; o. treas., mgr., So. Coal Co. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Elias, Donald Siler: b. Jan. 28, 1889; e. Sept., 1904, Franklin, N. 
C. ; A. B., '08; p. news-editor, Gazette News, Asheville, N. C. ; Sentinel, 
Knoxville, Tenn. ; mem. F. M. Messier & Co., real estate ; o. pres. So. 
Coal Co.; sec.-treas. Fork Ridge Coal Co. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Elliott, Eugene W. : b. May 4, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1904, West Durham, 



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N. C. ; t. V/2 yrs. ; m. Cora Mangum ; p. life insurance, farming, minis- 
ter, M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor, Cascade. Address: Cascade, Va. 

Elliott, James Alexander: b. Apr. 27, 1864; e. Sept., 1883, Thomas- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; A. B., '85; 0. merchant. Adddress: Thomasville, 
N. C. 

Elliott, Thomas Graham: b. Dec. 12, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; A. B., '11; p. newspaper reporter; clerk in r. r. office; 0. 
book-keeper, Durham Hosiery Mills. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Elliott, William H. : b. Dec. 27, 1866 ; e. Sept., 1886, Thomasville, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Alice Hoffman; p. book-keeper; buyer; owner J^ 
int. in L. W. Elliott firm; o. merchant. Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

England, William : e. Sept., 1900, Ramseur, N. C. ; o. hotel busi- 
ness. Address: Lenoir, N. C. 

English, Alva Columbus: b. July 19, 1868; e. Sept., 1885, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '90; m. Dovie White; p. teacher; 0. farmer. 
Address: Hillsboro, N. C. 

English, Nereus C, Jr.: b. Dec. 31, 1884; e. Sept., 1904, Monroe, 
N. C. ; t. Vz yr. ; m. Effie Fairley; p. asst. cashier and mgr. insurance 
dept. Savings Loan and Trust Co., Monroe, N. C. ; o. banking, insur- 
ance. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Eure, Numa Fletcher: e. Sept., 1905; t. 1 yr. ; m. Grace Duncan; 
o. real estate. Address: Beaufort, N. C. 

Farnell, Daniel Newton : b. Apr. 25, 1858 ; e. Jan., 1879, Mays- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '83; m. Alice William Russell; p. observer U. S. 
weather bureau ; traveling correspondent of Wilmington Messenger; 
ed. Signboard, Dunn, N. C. ; clerk in U. S. P. O. dept.; agt. A. C. L. 
R. R., Suffolk, Va. ; clerk in House of Rep. of U. S., traveling sales- 
man; 0. organizer Order of Owls. Address: 813 Bank St., Suffolk, 
Va. 

Ferguson, Robert Lawrence: b. Sept. 28, 1888; e. Sept., 1905, Ox- 
ford, N. C; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '11; p. sec. Y. M. C. A.; mem. W. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Black Mountain. Address: Black 
Mountain, N. C. 

Finch, Thomas Austin: b. Apr. 7, 1890; e. Sept., 1905, Trinity, 
N. C. ; A. B., '09; p. sec.-treas. Thomasville Chair Co.; o. chair mfg. 
Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

Finger, Carl: b. June 15, 1888; e. Sept., 1905, Stanley, N. C; t. 1 
yr. ; o. county treas., Gaston Co. Address: Gastonia, N. C. 

Fisher, Clyde Olin : b. Aug. 8, 1891; e. Sept., 1907, Durham, N. 
C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '11; p. prin. Lakewood Sch., Durham, N. C. ; Bur- 
gaw high sch.; o. teacher. Address: Burgaw, N. C. 



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Flowers, Claude: b. Apr. 5, 1890; e. Sept., 1905, Durham, N. C; 
A. B., '09; o. tobacco buyer, Export Leaf Tob. Co. Address: Durham, 
N. C. 

Flowers, Fred: b. Jan. 15, 1887; e. Sept., 1904, Durham, N. C; 
A. B., '08; o. tobacco buyer, Liggett & Myers Tob. Co. Address: 
Wilson, N. C. 

Foreman, William Blades: b. Dec. 14, 1888; e. Sept., 1906, Eliza- 
beth City, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. pres. and gen. mgr., Foreman-Derrickson 
Veneer Co. Address: Elizabeth City, N. C. 

FrizzellE, Jasper Brooks: b. Oct. 17, 1887; e. Sept., 1906, Snow 
Hill, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Virginia Dare Pittman; o. farmer. Address: 
Snow Hill, N. C. 

Gaither, William Gassaway: b. Nov. 29, 1848; e. Jan., 1867, 
Farmington, N. C; t. Z l / 2 yrs. ; A. B., 70; A. M., 71; m. Elizabeth 
Skinner Wood; p. prin. academy; agent express co. ; post master; co. 
treas.; o. county supt. public schools. Address: Hertford, N. C. 

Gantt, John Claudius: b. Apr. 3, 1882; e. Jan., 1904, Belwood, 
N. C. ; t. l l A yrs.; p. inspt. Dallas E. L. & P. Co.; o. electrical engi- 
neer. Address: 1001 Commerce St., Dallas, Texas. 

Gantt, Robert Melvin : b. Feb. 10, 1886; e. Sept., 1903, Belwood, 
N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '07; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; m. Katherine 
Claywell; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Gaskill, William McKendrie: b. Mar. 22, 1885; e. Sept., 19C3, 
Salisbury, N. C. ; o. rancher. Address: Wolton, Wy. 

Gaston, WoodEin Grady: b. Feb. 7, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, Lowell, 
N. C. ; A. B., '11; p. prin. Aurelian Springs high sch., 1 yr. ; prin. 
Dover high sch., 3 yrs.; o. supt. of schs. Address: North Wilkesboro, 
N. C. 

Geddie, Clarence Hugh : b. Oct. 20, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1904, Stedman, 
N. C; A. B., '08; D. D. S., '11 (Balto. Coll.); o. dentist. Address: 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Gibbs, John Currie : b. July 21, 1877 ; e. Jan., 1894, Jonesboro, 
N. C; t. 3 l / 2 yrs.; A. B., '98; p. U. S. Com'r; o. mayor Fayetteville, 
N. C. ; attorney-at-law. Address: Fayetteville, N. C. 

Gillespie, John G. : b. Aug. 31, 1886; e. Oct., 1905, Petersburg, 
Tenn; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '08; m. Margaret Dean; p. partnership with 
G. C. Gillespie; o. farmer and stock grower. Address: Petersburg, 
Tenn. 

Goldstein, Robert C. : b. Oct. 16, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Asheville, 
N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '09; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; p. teacher 
of history, Asheville high sch.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 



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Goodman, Alfred Carver : b. Aug. 31, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1903, Durant's 
Neck, N. C; t. 2 yrs.; p. Odell Hdw. Co., Greensboro, N. C, 1905-09; 
o. dealer in real estate and insurance. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Goodman, A. F. : b. Feb. 28, 1885; e. Sept., 1904, Concord, N. C; 
m. Mildred Mitchell; p. teller in City Bank and Trust Co.; o. book- 
keeper. Address: Concord, N. C. 

Goodson, William Alexander: b. July 21, 1888; e. Sept., 1904, 
Kinston, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. Am. Tob. Co., 1906-11; o. tobacconist. 
Address: Liggett & Myers Tob. Co., Lexington, Ky. 

Goolsby, Ralph Archer: b. Nov. 12, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, Den- 
mark, S. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Anna Marguerite Stokes ; o. merchant. 
Address: Denmark, S. C. 

Grant, Rufus Rhodes: b. Oct. 13, 1871; e. Sept., 1896, Rehoboth, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Laura Elizabeth Carter ; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor. Address: Swan Quarter, N. C. 

Grant, Thomas McMillian : b. July 28, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, 
Wilmington, N. C. ; A. B., '09; m. Malene Harrell; p. teacher; mem. 
N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1910; o. pastor, Hillsboro. Address: 
Hillsboro, N. C. 

Grant, Walter Russell : b. Nov. 7, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1904, Rehoboth, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Lillian Lenoir Hyslop ; o. wholesale dealer in 
lumber and railroad ties. Address: No. 71 Walnut St., Norfolk, Va. 

Graves, George Calvin: b. July 9, 1852; e. Sept., 1867, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Maggie McNeill; o. merchant. Address: Carthage, 
N. C. 

Graves, William Williams: b. Feb. 7, 1876; e. Sept., 1893, Wilson, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Gladys Wells; o. farmer. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Gray, Charles Dowd: b. Aug. 21, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, Gastonia, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Clarice Poff; o. cotton broker. Address: Gas- 
tonia, N. C. 

Gray, George Alexander: b. Jan. 21, 1889; e. Sept., 1906, Gastonia, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Hallie Torrence ; o. sales mgr. Cooker Machine and 
Foundry Co. Address: Gastonia, N. C. 

Greene, Neill Stewart: b. Aug. 28, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Lillington, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; A. B.; m. Margaret McArtan; o. automobile business. 
Address: Lillington, N. C. 

Greever, Gustavus Garland: b. Apr. 4, 1883; e. Sept., 1904, 
Carthage, Mo.; t. 1 yr.; A. M., '05; Ph. D. (Harvard); m. May St. 
Clair Stocking; p. teacher of English, Durham high Sch., 1905-08; 
associate prof, of English, Univ. of Ark., 1908-12; Sheldon Traveling 
Fellow, Harvard Univ.; o. Asst. Prof, of English. Address: Wash- 
ington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 



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Gregg, Benjamin Ganse, Jr.: b. Nov. 22, 1889; e. Jan., 1908, 
Florence, S. C. ; t. 3V 2 yrs.; A. B., '11; m. Calla Louise Boland; o. 
book-keeper in bank. Address: Florence, S. C. 

Groome, Thomas Settle: b. Mar. 30, 1869; e. Sept., 1883, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Mattie Irvin ; p. Greensboro Life and Jefferson 
Standard Ins. Co.; o. life insurance. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Hall, Joseph Nicholas : b. May 12, 1851 ; e. Sept., 1866, Hallsville, 
N. C. ; t. 1>4 yrs.; m. Annie Thompson; p. postmaster, Hallsville and 
Richlands ; mayor Richlands ; coroner Duplin Co. ; o. merchant, farmer. 
Address: Union, S. C. 

Hanes, John Lewis : b. July 9, 1879 ; e. Jan., 1898, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. ; t. l /o yr. ; m. Eliza Pescud Chisman ; p. res. surg. University 
Hospital, Baltimore, 1902; res. gynecologist, Columbia Hospital, Wash- 
ington, D. C, 1903; city physician, Winston, N. C, 1904-07; o. physi- 
cian and surgeon. Address: Pine Hall, N. C. 

Hanes, Phillip Franklin : b. Aug. 13, 1890 ; e. Sept., 1907, Mocks- 
ville, N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '11; Trinity Coll. Law School, 2 yrs.; p. 
mem. N. C. state legislature, 1915 ; o. with R. J. Reynolds Tob. Co. 
Address: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Harris, Royal Thomas: b. Feb. 29, 1884; e. Sept., 1904, Thomas- 
ville, N. C. ; t. l l /> yrs.; m. Wanda E. Willey; o. grocer. Address: 
Thomasville, N. C. 

Harris, Theodore Brower : b. July 3, 1891 ; e. Sept., 1907, Concord, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. city editor, Asheville Citizen. Address: Asheville, 
N. C. 

Harris, William Charles: b. 1859; e. Sept., 1879, Trinity, N. C; 
t. V/2 yrs.; m. F. A. Jarrett; p. reg. of deeds, chair mfg. ; merchant; 
farmer; mayor of Thomasville. Address: Thomasville, N. C. 

Hartsell, Joe Albert: b. Jan. 23, 1890; e. Sept., 1905, Concord, N. 
C. ; t. 1 yr. ; M. D. (Jefferson Med. Coll.) ; p. res. physician, St. Mary's 
Episcopal and Wills Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pa.; o. house surg., 
Kensington Hospital. Address: Kensington Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hatch, James Jackson: b. Apr. 23, 1889; e. Oct., 1906, Mount 
Olive, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Alice Bell Kizer ; o. with The Imperial Tob. 
Co., Ltd. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Hawks, Benjamin William: b. Sept. 1, 1887; e. Sept., 1904, Balti- 
more, Md. ; A. B., '08; m. Evelyn Jones; o. chief correspondent, West- 
inghouse Elec. Mfg. Co. Address: 105 Dorchester Road Forest Park, 
Baltimore, Md. 

Hays, James Mackintosh: b. Nov. 21, 1888; e. Sept., 1905, Peters- 
burg, Va.; t. 2 yrs.; A. B., '09 (University Va.) ; A. M., '14 (Harvard) ; 



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p. instructor Bingham School, Asheville, N. C, 1909-13; o. teacher. 
Address: Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, 111. 

Hedrick, Henry Grady : b. Dec. 23, 1889 ; e. Sept., 1907, Lexington, 
N. C. ; t. 6 yrs. ; A. B., '11; p. prof, of law, Trinity Coll.; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Herbin, Leonidas: b. July 30, 1881; e. Sept., 1905, West Durham, 
N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '09; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; m. Georgie 
Powell; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Hicks, Frederick William : b. Jan. 7, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1904, Louis- 
burg, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Mary Alfred Cooper. Address: Louisburg, 
N. C. 

Hicks, Claude Bernard: b. Nov. 16, 1885; e. Sept., 1903, Durham, 
N. C. ; A. B., '07; M. D. ; p. resident physician, Univ. Hospital, Balto., 
Md. ; o. physician. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Hill, Eli Walter: b. Apr. 14, 1875; e. Sept., 1894, Beaufort, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs.; m. Mamie A. Lindsay; p. editor weekly paper (2 yrs.) ; p. o. 
money-order clerk, Goldsboro, N. C, 1899-1908; o. attorney-at-law. 
Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Hinohara, Zensuki: b. Mar. 12, 1877; e. Sept., 1901, Yamaguchi, 
Japan; A. B., '04; A. M., '05; Union Theological Seminary, 1910-12; 
m. Mitzu Kaneko; p. pastor Osaka West church, 1905-'10; o. pastor, 
Oita. Address: Oita, Japan. 

Hobgood, Edward Burke; b. Aug. 20, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Reba New; p. clerk, soliciting frt. and pass, agt, 
D. & S. R. R.; o. commercial agt., D. & S. R. R. Address: Durham, 
N. C. 

Hoffman, Ural Nathaniel: b. Sept. 5, 1885; e. Sept., 1903, Iron 
Station, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Claudia Corbett; p. state-editor, Char- 
lotte Observer; managing editor, Bend (Ore.) Bulletin; telegraph 
operator, Vancouver (B. C.) Daily Province; o. asst. city editor, fea- 
ture writer, Daily Ledger, Tacoma, Wash. Address: 3807 South J 
Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Holland, John Mack: b. Mar. 15, 1888; e. Sept., 1903, Gastonia, 
N. C. ; t. 2 l / 2 yrs.; m. Alice Bostwick Boyden ; o. treas.-mgr. Holland 
Realty & Insurance Co. Address: Gastonia, N. C. 

Holton, Holland: b. May 13, 1888; e. Sept., 1903, Durham, N. C; 
t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '07; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; m. Lela D. Young; 
p. prin. East Durham high sch., 2 yrs. ; instructor in history, Durham 
High Sch., 1909-10; prin. The West Durham Sch., 4 yrs.; instructor in 
debating, Trinity Coll. ; instructor in economics, Trinity Coll. ; o. 
teacher. Address: West Durham, N. C. 

Horne, Joshua Lawrence, Jr.: b. Dec. 21, 1889; e. Sept., 1905; 



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t. 3 yrs.; m. Mary Thorp; o. newspaper ed. Address: 108 N. Main 
St., Rocky Mt, N. C. 

Horne, Thomas Alexander: b. Aug. 28, 1852; e. Sept., 1869, Liles- 
ville, N. C. ; t. l /^ yr. ; m. Corrinna C. Covington; o. merchant and 
farmer. Address: Lilesville, N. C. 

Horton, Alfred Whitsett: b. July 24, 1887; e. Sept., 1904, West 
Durham, N. C. ; A. B., '08; Trinity Coll. Law Sch. ; p. instructor, co- 
master; head master Wofford Fitting School; o. Radcliffe Chautauqua 
Bureau. Address: 406 Star Bldg., Washington, D. C. 

Houston, Clarence Eustace: b. Nov. 22, 1874; e. Sept., 1894, 
Monroe, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Miriam Stamps ; p. clerk, superior court of 
Union Co.; alderman of Monroe; pharmacist; o. cotton buyer. Ad- 
dress: Monroe, N. C. 

Howerton, Richard Theophilus, Jr. : b. Aug. 22, 1885 ; e. Sept., 
1903, Durham, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Nannie Royster; p. prin. Manteo 
high sch.; grammar school, Kinston, N. C. ; o. supt. Shelby Graded 
School. Address: Shelby, N. C. 

Hunter, Henry Reid: b. Jan. 14, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, New Hill, 
N. C. ; A. B., '11; p. supt. LaGrange graded sch., LaGrange, N. C. ; 
prin. Monroe high sch., Monroe, N. C. ; o. teacher of history. Address: 
Tech. High School, Atlanta, Ga. 

Hurley, Bolivar Stedman : b. May 16, 1888; e. Sept., 1907, Troy, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Troy, N. C. 

Hurley, Bernard Talmage: b. Aug. 29, 1883; e. Sept., 1907, Wade- 
ville, N. C; A. B., '11; m. Ruth Tate Franklin; p. mem. N. C. Conf., 
M. E. Ch., S., since 1911; o. pastor, Plymouth. Address: Plymouth, 
N. C. 

Hutchings, CheslEy Martin : b. Jan. 2, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '11; A. M., '14; p. teacher, East Durham 
high sch., Lakewood Park Sch., The West Durham Sch. ; o. teacher, 
modern languages. Address: City High School, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Hutchison, John Wadsworth : b. Mar. 17, 1887; e. Sept., 1903, 
Charlotte, N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '07; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 1 yr.; 
LL. B., '10 (Harvard) ; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Hyman, William Donald: b. Feb. 16, 1885; e. Sept., 1903, Hob- 
good, N. C. ; t. 4 mos. ; m. Hilda J. Early; p. saw filer, Tar River 
Lbr. Co.; Whiting Mfg. Co.; o. mem. E. P. Hyman Co. Address: 
Hobgood, N. C. 

Ingram, Charles Thomas: b. Sept. 23, 1883; e. Sept., 1901, High 
Point, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Kathryn Webster; p. 8 yrs. in bank in High 
Point; 4 yrs. mgr. So. Bell Tel. Co. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Ingram, Henry Braxton: b. Dec. 16, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, Mt. 



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Gilead, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Miss Harris; p. clerk in bank of Mt. Gilead; 
o. book-keeper. Address: Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Jaffe, Louis Isaac : b. Feb. 22, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1907, Durham, N. C. ; 
A. B., '11; p. editorial writer and reporter Durham Sun; o. reporter 
Times-Dispatch. Address: The Shenandoah Apts., Richmond, Va. 

Jenkins, George Thaxton : b. Sept. 24, 1889 ; e. Sept., 1906, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; o. reporter. Address: The Sun, Baltimore, Md. 

Jerome, Josie Thomas: b. Jan. 11, 1886; e. Sept., 1903, West Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; Columbia Univ. summer schs. ; m. Annie Brown; 
p. supt. of sch., Williamston, N. C. ; conductor teachers' institutes, 
1914-15; o. teacher. Address: Williamston, N. C. 

Jerome, Walter Gray : b. Aug. 29, 1887 ; e. Sept., 1903, West Dur- 
ham ; A. B., '07; m. Elizabeth Pollard; p. head-master, Trinity High 
Sch.; teacher, Winston high sch.; mem. Jerome & Johnson, real estate 
and insurance; o. pres. Galloway & Jenkins Co. Address: Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Johnson, James Eric: b. May 28, 1886; e. Sept., 1906, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. automobile dealer. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Johnson, Paul Hayne: b. Nov. 26, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, Monroe, 
N. C. ; t. V/z yrs.; p. city clerk and treas., Monroe, N. C, 3 yrs.; o. 
asst. cashier Farmers' and Merchants' Bank. Address: Monroe, N. C. 

Johnston, Leon McTyeirE: b. Oct. 25, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Littleton, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Louise Hackney ; o. sec.-treas. Littleton Lbr. Co., 
(Inc.) Address: Littleton, N. C. 

Jones, H. C: b. Nov. 26, 1887; e. Sept, 1906, Fairfield, N. C. ; t. 
2 yrs.; m. Lessie Fisher; p. teacher; o. farmer. Address: Fairfield, 
N. C. 

Jones, William Murray : b. Feb. 16, 1886 ; e. Sept., 1904, Fairfield, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '07; m. Jeannette Butler; o. with Liggett & 
Myers Tob. C. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Jurney, Braxton Claywell: b. Dec. 20, 1887; e. Sept., 1906, Mt. 
Olive, N. C. ; t. 2^yrs. ; p. messenger for Sou. Express Co.; o. salesman 
for P. Lorillard Co, New York, N. Y. Address: Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Justus, William James: b. Jan. 3, 1886; e. Sept, 1903, Kingstree, 
S. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B, '06; m. Anna Pearl Haynes; p. physical work, 
Y. M. C. A.; o. teacher. Address: Tabor, N. C. 

KernodlE, John David: b. Nov. 3, 1856; e. Jan, 1873, Gibsonville, 
N. C. ; t. A l /z yrs.; A. B, '77; m. Emma Cora Harden; p. mayor, 
Graham; town com'r; town clerk and treas.; mem. co. board of educ. ; 
teacher; attorney-at-law ; o. editor, Alamance Gleaner; clerk of 
superior court. Address: Graham, N. C. 

Kiker, Paul J.: b. Oct. 29, 1886; e. Sept, 1906, Polkton, N. C; 



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t. 4 yrs. ; A. B., '11; m. Ethel L. York; p. prin. Greshamville high sch., 
Ga. ; prin. Mt. Pleasant high sch., Bailey, N. C. ; county supt. schs., 
Anson Co., N. C. ; o. ag't Rand McNally Co. Address: Wadesboro, 
N. C. 

Kiker, William Black: b. July 11, 1885; e. Sept., 1905, Polkton, 
N. C. ; A. B., '09; m. Blannie Emmie Berry; o. civil engineer. Ad- 
dress : Durham, N. C. 

Kilgo, James Luther: b. Apr. 11, 1888; e. Sept., 1904, Durham, 
N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '08; A. M., '09; m. Susie J. Cox; p. tobacco- 
buyer; o. tobacconist, L. & M. Tob. Co. Address: Greenville, N. C. 

Knight, Edgar Wallace: b. Apr. 9, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Rich 
Square, N. C. ; A. B., '09; A. M., '11; p. instructor in history, Trinity 
Park Sch., 1909-11; fellow in Columbia Univ., 1912-13; Ph. D. (Colum- 
bia) ; author: The Influence of Reconstruction on Education in the 
South, Some Principles of Teaching ; o. asst. prof, of education, Trinity 
Coll. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Korner, Gilmer, Jr.: b. July 24, 1887; e. Feb., 1904, Kernersville, 
N. C. ; A. B., '08; A. M., '10; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Wachovia 
Bank Bldg., Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Korner, RussEll DeLessepp: b. Aug. 21, 1888; e. Sept., 1907, 
Kernersville, N. C. ; A. B., '11; o. travelling salesman. Address: Gen- 
eral Fire Extinguisher Co., Charlotte, N. C. 

Kramer, Henry Mahler : b. May 25, 1886 ; e. Sept., 1903, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Ethel Blake Bryant; o. proprietor cigar stores. Ad- 
dress: Durham, N. C. 

Lake, Forrest Unna : b. Oct. 8, 1890 ; e. Sept., 1906, Florence, S. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Rosamond Tonkin ; p. midshipman, U. S. N. Academy, 4 
yrs.; o. ensign, U. S. N. Address: U. S. S. North Dakota, Norfolk, Va. 

Lambe, Ben Hall: b. Nov. 25, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Siler City, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. with Hearst Newspapers ; editor in Sou. News. 
Dept., Asso. Press; o. editor. Address: The Nat. Press Club, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Lambeth, John Walter: b. May 25, 1868; e. Sept., 1887, Thomas- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Daisy H. Sumner; p. mayor of Thomasville, 
7 yrs.; mem. co. bd. of edu., Thomasville, N. C. ; treas., of Davidson 
Co. board of road com'rs; o. mfg. ; farmer. Address: Thomasville, 
N. C. 

Lance, Hicks Edwin: b. Nov. 26, 1873; e. Sept., 1903, Avery's 
Creek, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs. ; m. Helen Ayers Earnhardt ; p. mem. N. C. 
Conf., M. E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Roseboro. Address: Roseboro, N. C. 

Lane, Julian Jay: b. July 1, 1888; e. Sept., 1906, Wilson, N. C; 



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t. 2 yrs. ; o. stamping clerk, N. C. Inspection and Rating Bureau (in- 
surance). Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Laney, Robert Gaffney: b. July 12, 1890; e. Sept., 1906, Monroe, 
N. C. ; A. B., '10; o. asst. cashier, Bank of Monroe. Address: Mon- 
roe, N. C. 

LaRoque, Lloyd Murphey : b. Jan. 28, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1904, Kinston, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Iris Lavenia Mitchell; o. sec.-treas., Ellis Carriage 
Works, Inc. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

LEE, Archie: b. Sept. 17, 1888; e. Sept., 1904, Monroe, N. C; 
A. B., '08; p. with Sunday American; o. political reporter, Atlanta 
Georgian. Address: 172, 5th St., Atlanta, Ga. 

LEE, Frank Houston: b. Nov. 28, 1886; e. Sept., 1903, Monroe, 
N. C. ; A. B. ; o. merchant. Address: Angelus, S. C. 

LeGrand, Nathan Wilson: b. Apr. 11, 1890; e. Sept., 1906, Rock- 
ingham, N. C. ; t. 1>4 yrs.; o. electrical contractor; o. hotel manager. 
Address: Hamlet, N. C. 

Lewis, Andrew Numa: b. Dec. 21, 1879; e. Sept., 1903, Greensboro, 
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1; t. 1 yr.; m. Mary Helen Rice; p. mem. W. N. 
C. Conf., and Va. Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor, Victoria. Address: 
Victoria, Va. 

Livingston, John Alexander: b. Sept., 6, 1885; e. Sept., 1905, 
Wadesboro, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. prin. Canton, N. C, graded sch. ; asst. 
prin. Brevard Inst.; ed. Gastonia Progress; o. reporter, Morning Star. 
Address: Wilmington, N. C. 

Long, James A.: b. Aug. 16, 1885; e. Sept., 1900, Roxboro, N. C; 
A. B., '05; m. Anne Elizabeth Bickford ; p. sec.-treas. Roxboro Cotton 
Mills; o. cotton mfg. Address: Roxboro, N. C. 

Long, Matt Ransom : b. Oct. 23, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1905, Roxboro, N. 
C. ; t. V/ 2 yrs.; V. M. I., 2 yrs.; m. Oveda Page; o. sec.-treas., Roxboro 
Lt. & Power Co. Address: Roxboro, N. C. 

Love, Frank Swindell: b. Oct. 17, 1883; e. Sept., 1904, Unionville, 
N. C; A. B., '08; A. M., '09 (Columbia Univ) ; m. Cornelia Clegg; 
p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1909; teacher of history, 
Granbery Coll., Juiz de Fora, Minas Geraes, Brazil; o. pastor. Ad- 
dress: Aberdeen, N. C. 

Lucas, John Paul: b. Jan. 26, 1885; e. Sept., 1904, Charlotte, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; m. Alice Charles Craft; p. ed. Winston-Salem Journal; manag- 
ing ed. and ed. of Charlotte Evening Chronicle ; pres.-treas. Southland 
Trust Co.; o. dealer in real estate and investments. Address: 1601 
East 7th St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Lyon, Edwin Buchanan: b. Jan. 1, 1889; e. Sept., 1905, Durham, 



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N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Marion Noell ; o. automobile dealer. Address : 
Durham, N. C. 

McAulay, James Aulay: b. Apr. 26, 1860; e. Sept., 1877, Mt. Gil- 
ead, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary S. Ingram; o. merchant. Address: Mt. 
Gilead, N. C. 

McCabe, William Haywood, Jr.: b. Mar. 4, 1889; e. Sept., 1905, 
Durham, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

McGhee, James Forrest: b. Sept. 16, 1884; e. Sept., 1903, Belwood, 
N. C. ; A. B., '07 ; p. asst. supt. Sou. Electro-chem. Co., Charlotte, N. 
C. ; gen. mgr. Piedmont Graphite Co., Atlanta, Ga. ; o. salesman. Ad- 
dress: 14 N. Long St., Charlotte, N. C. 

McLean, Avriett A., Jr.: b. Nov. 18, 1891; e. Nov., 1891, Gastonia, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. asst. sec.-treas. ; o. cotton mill business. Address: 
Gastonia, N. C. 

McPhail, Joseph Rogers : b. Aug. 22, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1903, Clinton, 
N. C. ; A. B., '07; o. agt. N. Y. Life Ins. Co. Address: Fayetteville, 
N. C. 

McRae, William Vogel : b. Dec. 22, 1878 ; e. Sept., 1904, McFarlon, 
N. C; A. B, '08; p. mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor, Wil- 
mington. Address: Wilmington, N. C. 

Mahoney, Wilbur Alexander: b. Nov. 21, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, 
Fernandina, Fla. ; t. 2 yrs.; Phar. D. (Vanderbilt) ; m. Eva E. Nahm; 
p. druggist, DeLand, Fla.; Fort Pierce, Fla.; o. retail druggist. Ad- 
dress: No. 3, Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Mann, Ira Thurman : b. Nov. 3, 1888; e. Sept., 1905, High Point, 
N. C; t. 2 yrs.; M. D., '12 (Jefferson Med. Coll.) ; p. on resident staff 
Kings Co. Hospital, Borough of Brooklyn, N. Y. City; o. physician and 
surgeon. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Martin, Claud Hyman: b. Sept. 26, 1882; e. Sept., 1903, Eureka, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. traveling salesman, Goldsboro Grocery Co., 9 yrs.; 
o. auditor, Wayne Co. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Martin, William Christian : b. Oct. 8, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1903, Con- 
way, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Louisiana Moss; p. teacher; o. pastor, Dur- 
ham Ct. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Marr, Weaver McTyeire: b. Aug. 25, 1888; e. Sept., 1906, Bryson 
City, N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '10; A. M., '12; p. prin. Waynesville, N. C. 
high sch., 1910-11; prof, of science, Elizabeth City high sch., 1912-14; 
o. prin. High Point high sch. Address: High Point, N. C. 

Matlock, RuFus Jefferson : b. Mar. 17, 1881 ; e. Sept., 1904, Woo- 
ten, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Willie Palmetta Taylor ; p. book-keeper, 3 yrs. ; 
o. prin. Hookerton high sch. Address: Hookerton, N. C. 



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Miller, James Herbert: b. May 4, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, Win fall, 
N. C; A. B., '11; p. teacher; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. 
pastor, Wilmington. Address: Wilmington, N. C. 

Milliken, James Shepard: b. Sept. 6, 1890; e. Sept., 1906, Pittsboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. student, Jefferson Med. Coll. Address: 310 S. 10th 
St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mims, Stewart Lee: b. Aug. 7, 1880; e. Sept., 1907, Little Rock, 
Ark.; t. 2 yrs.; B. A., '04 (Yale); Ph. D., '12 (Yale); m. Mary 
Gillespie Webb; p. fellow in history, Yale, 1904-06, 1908-09; instructor 
in history, Sheffield Scientific Sch., 1906-08; instructor in history, 
Yale Coll., 1911-12; o. asst. prof, of history, Yale Coll. Address: Yale 
University, New Haven, Conn. 

Nathan, Meyer Edward : b. Jan. 10, 1887 ; e. Sept., 1903, Charlotte, 
N. C. ; A. B., '07; o. wholesale merchant. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Neal, Henry Augustus: b. Mar. 7, 1881; e. Sept., 1902, Durham, 
N. C; A. B., '06; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 1 yr. ; m. Annie F. Maddrey; 
p. prin. schs. : Hamilton, Roxboro, Atlantic, N. C, and St. Mary's 
Ga. ; o. prin. Indian Normal Sch. Address: Pembroke, N. C. 

Nixon, Kemp Battle: b. Aug. 12, 1883; e. Sept., 1905, Lincolnton, 
N. C; B. S., '05 (Univ. N. C.) ; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; p. 
chmn. co. bd. of educ, 2 yrs.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Lincolnton, 
N. C. 

NooE, Bennet, Jr. : b. June 16, 1887 ; e. Sept., 1903, Pittsboro, N. C. ; 
t. 1 yr. ; studied law at Univ. N. C. and Geo. Washington Univ.; m. 
Mary Helen Carter; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Clayton, N. C. 

Norman, Zebulon Vance : b. Feb. 2, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1906, Plymouth, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. teacher, asst. prin. schs., Suffolk; o. law student. 
Address: Plymouth, N. C. 

Norment, Richard Montgomery: b. Dec. 31, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, 
Lumberton, N. C. ; A. B., '09; m. Virginia Caldwell Whitfield; p. spec, 
agt. U. S. dept. Commerce and Labor ; ed. writer ; telegraph ed., Wil- 
mington Morning Star; o. news ed., Columbia, (S. C.) Daily Record. 
Address: Columbia, S. C. 

Norwood, John David: b. Mar. 20, 1876; e. Sept., 1905, South 
Boston, Va. ; t. V/b yrs.; m. Mary N. McCanless ; o. banker. Address: 
Salisbury, N. C. 

Obarr, Frederick Weston: b. Apr. 2, 1879; e. Sept., 1903, Santa 
Ana, Cal. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B. ; m. Mary Louise Brandon; p. book-keeper; 
farmer; o. stationary eng'r. Address: Rivera, Cal. 

Ogburn, Francis Asbury : b. Mar. 21, 1883 ; e. Sept., 1903, Monroe, 
N. C; t. 4 l / 2 yrs.; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., V/ 2 yrs.; m. Bess R. Burton; 



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p. clerk, Durham Book and Sta. Co.; o. spec. agt. N. Y. Life Ins. Co. 
Address: Wight Point, N. C. 

Page, Fred C. : b. Sept. 7, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1907, Aberdeen, N. C. ; t. 
1 T A y r s ; m. Christine Mcintosh; o. hardware merchant. Address: 
Aberdeen, N. C. 

Page, Henry Allison, Jr.: b. May 21, 1887; e. Sept., 1903, Aber- 
deen, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Mitchell Waddill; p. asst.-treas. Page Trust 
Co.; o. banker. Address: Aberdeen, N. C. 

Parham, Kennon Webster: b. Feb. 11, 1889; e. Sept., 1904, Mon- 
roe, N. C; A. B., '08; p. teacher, Wilson, N. C, high sch, 1908-09; 
stenographer, collection clerk, mgr. acct'g dept., Gibbs Machinery Co., 
Columbia, S. C, 1909-14; cashier Homestead Bank, Columbia, S. C. ; 
o. with DuPont Powder Co. Address: Box 490, Wilmington, Del. 

Parker, Walter G. : b. Oct. 1, 1879; e. Sept., 1900, Franklin, Va.; 
t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '03; m. (1) Antoinette Gay, (2) Lillie Binly; p. chap- 
lain and prof, of history in Woodberry Forest Sch.; minister M. E. 
Ch., S., 10 yrs.; o. minister, P. E. Ch. ; prof, of history and chaplain, 
Woodberry Forest School. Address: Woodberry Forest, Va. 

Patrick, James Eliakim : b. Feb. 11, 1871; e. Sept., 1891, Institute, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Maude Jenkins, (2) Virginia Moore; o. physi- 
cian. Address : 

Patterson, Rutherford McKinney : b. Oct. 16, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1906, 
Greer, S. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '11 ; p. prin. Mt. Pleasant high sch.; teach- 
er of education, Littleton Coll. Address: Greer, S. C. 

Pearce, Hubert Earl : b. Aug. 28, 1879 ; e. Sept., 1905, Timberlake, 
N. C, R. F. D., No. 2; t. 1 yr. ; m. Nellie Moore; p. foreman; o. 
supt. storage warehouses. Address: Export Leaf Tob. Co., Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Pender, Leon Evans: b. June 7, 1886; e. Sept., 1903, Greenville, 
N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '07 ; A. M., '08 ; p. asst., dept. physics, Columbia 
Univ. ; treas. Aberdeen, Ashboro, Durham, Charlotte R. R. ; sec. F. 
T. Gates & Sons; o. asst. to gen. mgr. Address: Pinehurst, N. C. 

Pendergraph, Luther Benton: b. Jan. 15, 1882; e. Sept., 1903, 
Durham, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Florence Bailey; o. supervising prin. 
Address: 515, 4th St., Portsmouth, Va. 

Pennel, James Holland: b. June 29, 1859; e. Nov., 1880, Wilkes- 
boro, N. C; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Lizzie E. Millikan, (2) Belle Phifer, (3) 
Mae Howel; p. justice of peace; chmn. of bd. of road supervisiors ; o. 
farmer. Address: R. F. D., No. 1, Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Phillips, Bob Lee : b. Oct. 4, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1906, Salisbury, N. C. ; 
A. B., '10; p. prin. Hiddenite graded sch.; supt. Hertford sch. Ad- 
dress: Salisbury, N. C. 



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Phillips, Clarence Eugene: b. July 13, 1881; e. Sept., 1903, Salis- 
bury, N. Cj t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '07; A. M., '09; m. Frances High Hicks; 
p. prin. Monroe, N. C, high sch., 1909-10; supt. Hertford, N. C, 
graded sch., 1910-13; asst. in history dept., Trinity Coll., 1908-09; o. 
head of history dept. in Boys' High Sch., Atlanta, Ga. Address: 94 
Brookline St., Atlanta, Ga. 

Pinnix, Hugh: b. Apr. 18, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, Greensboro, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; p. clerk: Guilford Hotel, Greensboro, N. C. ; East Pittsburg, 
Pa., 3 yrs.; Zinzendorf Hotel, Winston-Salem, N. C; Raleigh, N. C; 
traveling salesman; o. district sales agt., Pittsburgh Meter Co. Ad- 
dress: Greensboro, N. C. 

Pope, George Pierce: b. May 16, 1887; e. Sept., 1903, Monticello, 
Ark.; A. B., '07; m. Edna Smith; p. clerk Frisco R. R. ; stenog. and 
book-keeper lumber office; sec.-treas. N. Butler Haynes Timber Co.; 
o. sec.-treas. Tire & Vulc. Co. Address: 223 N. Watkins, St., Memphis, 
Tenn. 

Potts, Joseph Harrell: b. July 24, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Amelia, 
Va. ; A. B., '09; o. book-keeper for American Tob. Co. Address: 
Durham, N. C. 

Potts, Reginald Blanchard: b. June 26, 1889; e. Sept., 1905, 
Amelia, Va. ; A. B., '09 ; o. bookkeeper, Liggett & Myers Tob. Co. 
Address: Richmond, Va. 

Proctor, Arthur Marcus: b. July 9, 1886; e. Sept., 1906, Hunts- 
ville, Ala; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '10; m. Katie Sue Brewster; p. prin. New- 
nan, Ga., high sch., 1910-12; supt. schs., Mount Olive, N. C. ; o. supt. 
schs. Address: Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 

Proctor, Baxter Gray : b. July 30, 1891 ; e. Sept., 1907, East Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; A. B., '11; o. bookkeeper, 1st Nat. Bank. Address: Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

Proctor, Creasy Kinion : b. Sept. 4, 1889 ; e. Sept., 1904, East Dur- 
ham, N. C; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '08; Vanderbilt Univ., 2 yrs.; Union Theol. 
Sem., 1 yr. ; m. Matilda Culpepper; p. asst. prin. E. Durham high sch., 
prin. Hookerton Coll. Inst.; o. pastor, Guthrie. Address: 309 S. 
Broad St., Guthrie, Okla. 

Proctor, Robert Thomas: b. Mar. 6, 1884; e. Sept., 1903, Green 
Grove, Ala. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. inst., Webb School, 1904-05 ; prin. Dunlap 
high sch.; prof. Latin, Henderson Brown Coll.; o. supt. schs. Address: 
Russellville, Ark. 

Pugh, Carl Selwyn: b. May 21, 1886; e. Sept., 1904, Wanchese, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; Eastman's Nat'l Business Coll., 2 yrs.; m. Virginia 
Brockwell; p. Amer. Tob. Co., N. Y.; o. merchant. Address: Wan- 
chese, N. C. 



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Rand, Phillip Ballantine : b. Jan. 20, 1889 ; e. Sept., 1906, Raleigh, 
N. C. ; t. 4 yrs. ; A. M., '10; p. trav. salesman with Swift & Co.; o. 
salesman with Boylan-Pearce Co. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Renn, John Worrell: b. Jan. 8, 1881; e. Shelby, N. C; t. 1 yr.; m. 
Mary Nell Hall ; p. sec. gen. pass. agt. Seaboard Air Line Law Dept., 
Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio R. R. ; o. court reporter 5th Judicial circuit 
of Ala. Address: Tuskegee, Ala. 

Rich, Thomas Williams: b. Nov. 17, 1858; e. Aug., 1873, Mocks- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Emily G. Haines; p. teacher, 5 yrs.; graduate 
and instructor, Eaton & Burnett's Business College, Baltimore, Md. ; 
employee P. R. R., 25 yrs. as clerk; o. Retired. Address: 3254 Chesnut 
St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Richardson, George David: b. Dec. 19, 1888; e. Sept., 1905, South 
Boston, Va. ; t. 3 l /z yrs.; o. wholesale grocer. Address: South Boston, 
Va. 

Richardson, Robert McTyeirE: b. Mar. 8, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, 
Asheboro, N. C; t. l / 2 yr. ; m. Kate Foil; p. with H. & W. B. Drew, 
Jacksonville, Fla. ; Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Ga. ; o. printer. 
Address: Concord, N. C. 

Richardson, Sanford Amon : b. Sept. 2, 1884; e. Sept., 1904, Mon- 
roe, N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '08; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; p. 
teacher; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Lenoir, N. C. 

Rone, Lloyd A.: b. Nov. 1, 1880; e. Sept., 1907, Goldsboro, N. C; 
A. B., '11; o. mining engineer. Address: Torreon, Mexico, apart- 
ment 333. 

Royall, John Allen, Jr.: b. July 19, 1887; e. Sept., 1907, Mt. Olive; 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. r. r. postal clerk and P. O. inspector; o. law student. 
Address: Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Sasser, Lewis SnEEd: b. Sept. 3, 1888; e. Sept., 1906, Durham, N. 
C. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. deputy clerk of superior court; o. sec. Durham Life 
Ins. Co. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Scott, Homer Lee : b. Dec. 12, 1886 ; e. Sept., 1906, Concord, N. C. ; 
A. B., '10; A. M. (Yale) ; B. D. (Yale) ; m. Sara A. Goddard ; p. supt. 
of playground ; supply pastor in New Eng. ; o. gen. sec. Y. M. C. A. 
Address: Y. M. C. A., Ducktown, Tenn. 

Scroggs, Clarence Reese: b. Jan. 15, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. with Winston-Salem Sentinel, 6 yrs. ; o. 
city ed., Winston-Salem Journal. Address: Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Sele, Marvin Young: b. Feb. 4, 1881; e. Sept., 1905, Lincolnton, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Mary Lucy Harrell ; p. mem. N. C. Conf ., M. E. 
Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Garysburg Circuit. Address: Garysburg, N. C. 

Sessions, Robert Ernest: b. Dec. 6, 1878; e. Sept., 1903, Montevallo, 



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Ala. ; A. M., '04 ; m. Yula Stricklen ; p. supt. schs., Huntsville, Ala. ; 
o. So. mgr. Row, Peterson & Co., Publishers. Address: 1514 N. 19th 
St., Birmingham, Ala. 

Sessoms, David James: b. May 12, 1887; e. Sept., 1906, Klondike, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Annie Laurie Thomson; o. farmer. Address: 
Ivanhoe, N. C, R. F. D., No. 2. 

Sheetz, Silas: b. Mar. 9, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, Fayetteville, N. C; 
t. 2 yrs.; m. Mabel Craft Sheetz; p. cashier Chas. M. Stieff Piano Co., 
Wilmington, N. C. ; o. clerk, A. C. L. R. R. Co. Address: 412 Chest- 
nut St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Sherriix, Clarence Thorne: b. May 24, 1876; e. Jan., 1896, Greens- 
boro, N. C; t. 2 yrs.; U. S. Milit. Acad., '01; m. Geraldine Caldwell 
Taylor ; p. aide de camp to Pres. Roosevelt, 1903-04 ; to Gen. J. P. 
Bell, 1904-05; instructor, engineering U. S. army service sch., 1907-10; 
chief engr., 1st separate brigade, 1910; author: Military Map Reading, 
Reconnaisance Sketching, monograph on Mobile Harbor, etc. ; o. 
major, corps of Engineers, U. S. A. Address: Fort Santiago, Manila, 
P. I. 

Sherrill, Henry Connor: b. July 9, 1885; e. Sept., 1903, Mocks- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Betty King; p. circulation mgr. Charlotte 
News; sec.-treas. Citizens Trust Co.; o. real estate and fire insurance 
agt. Address: Charlotte, N. C. 

Sherrill, J. Carl: b. Feb. 16, 1884; e. Sept., \903, Mount Ulla, 
N. C. ; t. J4 yr. ; m. Anita Miller; o. merchant. Address: Mount Ulla, 
N. C. 

Shields, Lester Humber : b. Feb. 13, 1890 ; e. Sept., 1907, Carthage, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; p. operator, Great Falls, S. C, Station So. P. Co.; 
switchboard inspector, Providence Tel. Co., Providence, R. I.; wire 
chief, Greensboro, N. C. ; o. commercial electrical engr. Address: 819 
W. Jefferson St., Ft. Wayne, Md. 

Shinn, William Black : b. July 4, 1882 ; e. Sept., 1905, Gingeville, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Katherine McCanless ; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf ., M. 
E. Ch., S. ; o. pastor, Bessemer City. Address: Bessemer City, N. C. 

Sidbury, James Buren : b. Mar. 2, 1886 ; e. Sept., 1904, Wilmington, 
N. C. ; A. B., '08; A. M.; M. D. (Columbia Univ.) ; p. interneship in 
med. at Roosevelt Hospital, N. Y. ; o. house physician, New York 
Foundling Hospital; o. physician. Address: Wilmington, N. C. 

SiLER, Gilmer: b. July 7, 1889; e. Sept., 1905, Asheville, N. C. ; t. 
5 yrs.; A. B., '09; A. M., '10; o. prof, of science, Technological High 
Sch. Address: Atlanta, Ga. 

Simmons, Joseph Leslie: b. Feb. 11, 1889; e. Sept., 1905, Fairfield, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Martha Lucas Jarvis; o. farmer. Address: Fair- 
field, N. C. 



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Smith, Casper: b. Dec. 19, 1885; e. Sept., 1904, Lumberton, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; o. mgr. Mauney Drug Co. Address: Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Smith, Ernest Lytch : b. Dec. 21, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, Laurin- 
burg, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. salesman J. F. McNair; supt. Laurinburg Oil 
Co. ginnery; o. supt. McNair Phosphate Co. Address: Laurinburg, 
N. C. 

Smith, Rueus Jackson: b. Feb. 25, 1877; e. Pikeville, N. C; t. % 
yr. ; m. Martha Josephine Baldwin; p. clerk M. Hessberg, 4 yrs. ; clerk 
Globe Co., Richmond, Va. ; o. clerk for H. West & Bros. Address: 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Smith, Wiuis: b. Dec. 19, 1887; e. Sept., 1906, Elizabeth City, 
N. C. ; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '10; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Raleigh, N. C. 

Snader, David L. : b. July 8, 1887; e. Sept., 1907, Baltimore, Md.; 
t. 1 yr. ; C. E. ; Arch. E., Grad. Eng. ; o. prof, of dept. architectural 
eng., Valparaiso Univ. Address: Valparaiso, Ind. 

Snead, Walter Robert: b. June 7, 1846; e. Aug., 1858, Smithfield, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Martha E. Thigpen; p. pres. Dental Bd. of Florida; 
o. dentist. Address: Masianna, Fla. 

Snow, Horace North, Jr.: b. Mar. 16, 1886; e Sept., 1S03, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Sue Blake Sheetz; p. clerk; book-keeper; o. fore- 
man, Liggett & Myers Tob. Co. Address : Gattis Street, Durham, N. C. 

Sparger, Samuel W. : b. Aug. 16, 1874; e. Mt. Airy, N. C; Ph. B.; 
A. M. ; o. mgr. for N. C, State Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Mass. 
Address: Durham, N. C. 

Spears, Henry Marshall : b. Dec. 30, 1883 ; e. Sept., 1903, Lining- 
ton, N. C. ; t. V/> yrs.; p. state ag't for cotton census bureau; o. dep'ty 
reg. of deeds. Address: Lillington, N. C. 

Stanback, Jeremiah Franklin: b. Dec. 20, 1852; e. Sept., 1870, 
Little Mills, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; m. Annie R. Robbins ; p. justice of peace; 
town com'r; o. planter. Address: 309 Hillsboro St., Raleigh, N. C. 

Stanbury, Walter Adair: b. Jan. 27, 1884; e. Sept., 1904, Boone, 
N. C. ; A. B., '08; m. Zula Virginia Bruton; p. teacher, Trinity Park 
School, 1508-09; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S-, since 1904; o. pastor, 
Wilson. Address: Wilson, N. C. 

Stansel, Bunyan Harvey: b. Sept. 15, 1887; e. Sept., 1906, Allen- 
ton, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. merchant. Address: Allenton, N. C. 

Starnes, John Frazier: b. Jan. 12, 1877; e. Sept., 1903, Acton, N. 
C; t. 1 yr. ; m. Verna E. Gillespie; p. mem. W. N. C. Conf., M. E. 
Ch., S., since 1907; o. pastor, Swannanoa. Address: Swannanoa, N. C. 

Starrette, Frank Salah : b. Dec. 17, 1850; e. Sept., 1874, Salis- 



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bury, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Kate Dunreath Alexander; p. teacher; book- 
keeper; o. editor; printer. Address: Brevard, N. C. 

Stedman, William Willis : b. May 22, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1903, Locks- 
ville, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Nora Harman; p. editor of Avery Vim; o. 
prin. Avery Co. high sch. Address: Elk Park, N. C. 

Stephenson, Ernest Ralston: b. Apr. 16, 1883; e. Sept., 1907, 
Fayetteville, Tenn. ; A. B., '10; m. Harriette Combs Nicholas; p. 
teacher; carpenter; clerk, express co. ; o. farmer. Address: Fayette- 
ville, Tenn. 

Stevens, Samuel Amos: b. Mar. 22, 1871; e. Sept., 1886, Stevens 
Mills, N. C. ; A. B., '90; m. Celiste Gille; p. prin. Union Institute; prin. 
Bain Acad.; o. county physician, Monroe, N. C. Address: Monroe, 
N. C. 

Stewart, Cyrus Query: b. Mar. 4, 1883; e. Sept., 1903, Stevens, 
N. C. ; A. B., '07; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Fort Myers, Fla. 

Stewart, William Crawford : b. Sept. 4, 1869 ; e. Sept., 1889, Mon- 
roe, N. C. ; t. Yi yr; p. frt conductor; o. passenger conductor, S. A. L. 
Ry. Address: Sumter, S. C. 

Stewart, William Sinclair : b. Mar. 27, 1890 ; e. Sept., 1906, Char- 
lotte, N. C; A. B., '10; o. book-keeper, Standard Ice & Fuel Co. Ad- 
dress : 807 N. College St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Stikeleather, Gilliland: b. Aug. 5, 1884; m. Ailen B. Caldwell; 
o. sec.-treas. Aston Rawls & Co., real estate. Address: Asheville, N. C. 

Stone, Joseph Murray: b. Dec. 21, 1862; e. Sept., 1880, Fremont, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. merchant and collector; o. farmer. Address: Fre- 
mont, N. C. 

Strowd, John S.: b. Dec. 10, 1882; e. Sept., 1904, Frosty, N. C; 
t. 1 yr. ; p. supt. Lauderville Cotton Mill, Meridiam, Miss. ; overseer 
N. C. cotton mills; o. supt. Stonewall Cotton Mills. Address: Stone- 
wall, Miss. 

Steed, Lawson Jerome: b. Dec. 9, 1852; e. Sept., 1869, Trinity, N. C; 
t. 3 T /2 yrs. ; m. Christine J. Clinard ; p. mgr. hdw. mill, Archdale, N. C. ; 
o. mgr. of sash and blind factory. Address: Oxford, N. C. 

Suiter, Lewis B. : b. May 3, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1904, Garysburg, N. C. ; 
t- Va y r - ; o. special representative N. Y. Life Ins. Co. Address: Wel- 
don, N. C. 

Suiter, Thomas Bayton : b. Mar. 9, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1905, Garysburg, 
N. C. ; A. B., '09; o. buyer, Liggett & Myers Tob. Co. Address. Rocky 
Mt., N. C. 

Swindell, Charles LeRoy: b. Dec. 1, 1884; e. Sept., 1900, Golds- 
boro, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; A. B., '02 ; M. D. ; o. physician. Address: Wilson, 
N. C. 



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Swindell, Edmund Slade : b. June 8, 1886 ; e. Sept., 190S, Swan 
Quarter, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; p. junior drug clerk with D. T. Taylor & 
Co., Washington, N. C, 1909-10; o. druggist. Address: Nashville, 
N. C. 

Taylor, Guy Claudius: b. July 15, 1885; e. Sept., 1905, Kinston, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Alice Catherine Taylor ; p. farmer ; o. insurance. 
Address: Hookerton, N. C. 

Taylor, Harden Franklin: b. July 15, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, Frank- 
lin, N. C. ; t. 4 yrs.; A. B., '13; p. scientific asst., Bureau of Fisheries, 
U. S. Dept. Commerce; prin. Tarboro high sch. ; o. Bureau of Fisheries. 
Address: Washington, N. C. 

Taylor, John Leonard: b. July 25, 1886; e. Sept., 1907, Richlands, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; C. E. (Univ. of Indiana); m. Gracelee Brindley; p. 
architectural and civil engineer; o. consulting engineer. Address: 
4700 Maiden Ave., Chicago. 

TemplETon, Alfred Jones: b. Feb. 9, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Cary, 
N. C; t. 5 l / 2 yrs.; A. B., '09; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., V/ 2 yrs.; m. 
Roberta Osborne; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Cary, N. C. 

TemplETon, James McPherson, Jr. : b. June 21, 1885 ; e. Sept., 
1903, Cary, N. C. ; t. 6 yrs. ; A. B., '07 ; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs. ; 
p. mem. co. bd. elections; mayor, Cary; pres. Bk. of Cary; o. attorney- 
at-law. Address: Cary, N. C. 

Thompson, Benjamin J. : b. June 14, 1863 ; e. Jan., 1882, Stantons- 
burg, N. C. ; t. 54 y r -5 ni. Lena Applewhite; p. director and vice-pres., 
Planters Bank, Stantonsburg, N. C. ; mem. co. board of education; o. 
farmer. Address: Stantonsburg, N. C. 

Thorne, Samuel Thomas: b. Aug. 10, 1888; e. Sept., 1904, Little- 
ton, N. C; A. B., '08; o. bookkeeper. Address: Care G. F. E. Co., N. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Tomlinson, James Edward: b. Apr. 1, 1863; e. Sept., 1880, Arch- 
dale, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. May F. Field ; p. clerk in charge parcel post 
terminal station, Greensboro, N. C. ; o. railway mail service. Address: 
332 Gorrell St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Tomlinson, Lawrence A. : b. Sept. 30, 1883 ; e. Jan., 1907, Durham, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. attorney-at-law. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Turnage, Elias Leslie : b. Dec. 19, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1903, Ormonds- 
ville, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Helen M. Quinerly; o. merchant. Address: 
Ayden, N. C. 

Turnage, Ralph LeRoy: b. Sept. 24, 1888; e. Sept.; 1906, Snow 
Hill, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; m. Bonnie Ormond ; o. merchant. Address: 
Ayden, N. C. 

TuttlE, Herndon Wescott: b. Feb. 25, 1889; e. Sept., 1907, Rocky 



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Mount, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; o. asst. sec.-treas. Goldsboro Insurance and 
Realty Co. Address: Goldsboro, N. C. 

Underwood, Harrison Aubrey: b. Dec. 2, 1889; e. Sept., 1905, 
Durham, N. C. ; m. Rosa Lee Turner; p. supt. pump installation, Nor- 
folk-Southern R. R. Co., Western Division; o. supt. building construc- 
tion. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Vick, Giles Wesley: b. Dec. IS, 1880; e. Sept., 1907, Bailey, N. C; 
A. B., '11; p. mem. Western N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor, 
Salisbury. Address: Salisbury, N. C. 

Vickers, Thurman Gomez: b. Dec. 12, 1887; e. Sept., 1906, Durham, 
N. C, R. F. D., No. 2; A. B., '11; m. Mattie Lumsden; p. mem. N. 
C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., since 1908; o. pastor, Southport. Address: 
Southport, N. C. 

Wadsworth, J. A. C. : b. Dec. 4, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Charlotte, 
N. C. ; m. Mary Henkel ; p. pres. and gen. mgr., Smith-Wadsworth 
Hdw. Co.; o. wholesale and retail hardware dealer. Address: Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Warburton, James H.: b. Oct. 11, 1888; e. Sept., 1907, Rocking- 
ham, N. C. ; t. Yz yr. ; m. Edna A. Terry; p. mgr. News Printing Co.; 
sec. Salisbury Chamber of Commerce; o. chamber of com. and public- 
ity expert. Address: Claypool Hotel, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Ward, Ernest Benjamin : b. Nov. 2, 1885 ; e. Sept., 1906, Rowland, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Margaret McRackan; o. banker. Address: Row- 
land, N. C. 

Warren, Charles Ransom: b. Apr. 1, 1878; e. Nov., 1903, Lynch- 
burg, Tenn. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B.; m. Henrietta Reynolds; p. founder 
Warren Training Sch. ; head-master, Chatham Training Sch. ; o. editor, 
Chatham, Va., Enterprise. Address: Chatham, Va. 

Warren, Clarence Shaw: b. Jan. 2, 1888; e. Sept., 1907, Lynch- 
burg, Tenn.; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '10; m. Marjorie Helmer; p. assoc. prof, 
foreign languages, Central State Normal, Edmond, Okla., 1910-11; 
o. prof, foreign language, Northwestern State Normal. Address: 714 
Church St., Alva, Okla. 

Warren, Julius Benjamin: b. Oct. 12, 1887; e. Sept., 1904, Durham, 
N. C. ; A. B., '08; p. prin. Gastonia high sch.; city ed., Durham Sun; 
circulation and adv. mgr., Durham Herald; reporter, Durham Herald; 
o. member of Warren-Baer Co. Address: Durham, N. C. 

Watkins, Jesse Clarence: b. Apr. 29, 1870; e. Sept., 1886, Ram- 
seur, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; p. sec. Humber Mfg. and Com. Co.; ptnr.. Greens- 
boro Warehouse & Storage Co.; o. pres.-treas. Deep River Mills. 
Address: Greensboro, N. C. 

Watkins, Wilbur Lawrence: b. Apr. 10, 1886; e. Sept., 1903; 



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t. ^2 yr. ; m. Sarah Bessie Johnson; p. clerk; farmer, 2 yrs. ; bank clerk, 
1 yr. ; partner D. G. Watkins & Sons, 5 yrs.; o. merchant. Address: 
Blanch, N. C. 

Watson, Fletcher B. : b. Nov. 27, 1841 ; e. Jan., 1858, Pittsylvania 
C. H. Va. ; t. 3 l / 2 yrs.; A. B., '61; m. Pattie Booker Tredway; p. 
attorney-at-law ; o. supt. of schools. Address: Chatham (Pittsyl- 
vania C. H.), Va. 

Watson, Wieeiam Warren: b. Sept. 9, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Wy- 
socking, N. C. ; A. B., '09; o. farmer. Address: Lake Landing, N. C. 

Webb, Leoyd E. : b. Nov. 13, 1879; e. Sept., 1905, Morganton, N. C; 
t. 2 yrs.; m. Martha Foy; o. commercial photographer; photographer 
for N. C. State Hospital and N. C. Deaf and Dumb School. Address: 
Morganton, N. C. 

Weees, Wileiam Mercer: b. May 18, 1884; e. Sept., 1903, Elm City, 
N. C; A. B., '07; o. farmer. Address: Elm City, N. C. 

West, Ceaude Bascom: b. Feb. 3, 1888; e. Sept., 1907, Rutherford 
College, N. C. ; A. B., '10; A. M.; m. Margaret Ingold Bost; o. teacher. 
Address: Trinity Park School, Durham, N. C. 

West, Waeter Browneow: b. June 8, 1886; e. Sept., 1907, Ruther- 
ford College, N. C. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '10; m. Emma C. Kilgo; p. prin. 
Mt. Pleasant high sch., Bailey; v.-pres. Rutherford Coll., 1911-12; 
Weaver Coll., 1912-14; mem. W. N C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S.; o. pastor, 
North Charlotte. Address: North Charlotte, N. C. 

Whitaker, Romueus A., Jr.: b. Nov. 11, 1891; e. Sept., 1906, Kin- 
ston, N. C; t. 6 yrs.; A. B., '10; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; p. 
trav. salesman; teacher; bookkeeper; stenographer; o. attorney-at- 
law. Address: Kinston, N. C. 

White, James C. : b. Mar. 6, 1874 ; e. Sept., 1888, Trinity, N. C. ; 
t. 3 yrs.; m. Mattie D. Gibson; p. r. f. d. carrier; letter carrier, Greens- 
boro, N. C. ; o. r. r. section foreman. Address: Trinity, N. C. 

White, Luther Gehrmann : b. Jan. 24, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1905, Ports- 
mouth, Va. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '08; o. asst. prin. Portsmouth high sch. 
Address: Portsmouth, Va. 

White, Moses Andrew: e. Sept., 1907, Mooresville, N. C; t. 2% 
yrs.; A. B. (Univ. N. C.) ; p. supt. Pineville graded sch.; bookkeeper 
in bank; o. home office work, Life Insurance. Address: Greensboro, 
N. C. 

WhiteEy, Theophieus Caehoun: b. Dec. 8, 1890; e. Sept., 1907, 
Bonnerton, N. C. ; t. 2 yrs. ; m. Ethel Flowers ; p. vice-pres. Moss 
Lumber Co.; o. farmer. Address: Edward, N. C. 

WhiteEy, Wieeiam James: b. Sept. 13, 1885; e. Sept., 1903, Bon- 



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nerton, N. C. ; A. B., '07; m. Cora V. Bryan; p. road com'r; o. farmer. 
Address: Blount's Creeks, N. C. 

Wilkinson, Thomas: b. Aug. 17, 1880; e. Sept., 1906, Augusta, 
Ga. ; t. 3 yrs. ; A. B., '09 ; m. Nell Bly Davidson ; p. teacher ; o. pastor, 
Louisville. Address: 1917 Second St., Louisville, Ky. 

Willey, Henry AlphEus : b. Dec. 21, 1887; e. Sept., 1905, Gates, 
N. C. ; t. 2 yrs.; o. minister, P. E. Ch. Address: Mayodan, N. C. 

Wilson, J. W. : b. 1884; e. Sept., 1903, Dunn, N. C; t. 1 yr.; o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Dunn, N. C. 

Wilson, Leonidas Portlock: b. Dec. 22, 1884; e. Sept., 1903, 
Durham, N. C. ; t. 5 yrs. ; A. B., '07 ; A. M., '08 ; m. Lela Lavinia Par- 
rish ; p. prin. Monroe high sch. ; supt. Monroe schools ; o. teacher, 
Boy's High Sch., Atlanta, Ga. Address: 106 Brookline St., Atlanta, 
Ga. 

Winecofp, Homer Henderson: b. Feb. 27, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, 
Concord, N. C, Route 2; A. B., '09; p. prin. Rocky River high sch.; 
Bushy Fork high sch.; Dardens sch.; teacher of Latin in Greensboro 
high sch.; o. teacher. Address: Jamesville, N. C, Route 2. 

Winslow, John Cooper: b. May 5, 1885; e. Sept., 1905, Harriman, 
Tenn. ; t. 3 yrs.; A. B., '08; Harvard Law Sch., 3 yrs. Address: Harri- 
man, Tenn. 

Winslow, J. W.: b. July 28, 1857; e. Sept., 1874, Trinity, N. C; 
t. 3 yrs.; m. Lula R. Edmundson; o. merchant. Address: Goldsboro, 
N. C. 

Winstead, Edwin Daniel: b. June 23, 1852; e. Sept., 1870, Leas- 
burg, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. (1) Eugenia D. Wharton, (2) Annie M. 
Nebblett; p. merchant, tobacco mfr. Retired. Address: Milton, N. C. 

Winstead, Marcus C. : b. Apr. 8, 1877; e. Sept., 1896, Roxboro, 
N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Annie C. Jones; p. mayor, Roxboro, 2 terms; o. 
attorney-at-law. Address: Milton, N. C. 

Wolfe, Harry Flynn : b. May 26, 1887 ; e. , Char- 
lotte, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; o. asst.-sec. Cole Mfg. Co. Address: Charlotte, 
N. C. 

Woodard, John Cameron: b. Oct. 5, 1886; e. Sept., 1905, Old Hun- 
dred, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; p. teacher; R. P. O. clerk; clerk in store; o. 
clerk. Address: Old Hundred, N. C. 

Woodard, John Reuben: b. Dec. 20, 1882; e. Sept., 1903, Fayette- 
ville, Tenn.; t. 5 yrs.; A. B., '06; Trinity Coll. Law Sch., 2 yrs.; m. 
Wilhelmina Austin Campbell ; p. asst. city att'y, Tulsa, Okla. ; o. attor- 
ney-at-law. Address: Tulsa, Okla. 

WoolEy, Calvin Webster: b. Feb. 13, 1857; e. Sept., 1874, Mt. 



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Gilead, N. C. ; t. 1 yr. ; m. Mary Belle Rush; p. trav. salesman; justice 
of peace; o. farmer. Address: Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Wrenn, Frank : b. Aug. 31, 1884 ; e. Sept., 1903, Siler City, N. C. ; 
A. B., '07; Univ. of N. C. Med Sch., 2 yrs.; M. D., '12 (Jefferson Med. 
Coll.); p. resident in Reading General Hospital, Pa.; o. physician. 
Address: Siler City, N. C. 

Wrenn, James Speight : b. Apr. 10, 1888 ; e. Sept., 1905, Siler City, 
N. C. ; A. B., '09 ; m. Margaret Pauline Kirkman ; p. asst. cashier 
Chatham Bank, Siler City; o. merchant. Address: Siler City, N. C. 

Wright, Nathan Martin: b. May 4, 1888; e. Sept., 1906, Gibson, 
N. C; A. B., '10; Biblical Dept., Vanderbilt Univ., 1 yr. ; Boston Sch. 
of Expression, 1 yr. p. teacher ; mem. N. C. Conf., M. E. Ch., S., 
since 1912; o. pastor. Address: Williamston, N. C. 

Wyche, Thomas Evans: b. Nov. 30, 1856; e. Jan. 1869, Trinity, 
N. C. ; t. 3 yrs. ; m. Mary E. Smith ; p. bookkeeper ; R. R. agt. ; tele- 
graph operator ; o. pastor, Albemarle. Address : Albemarle, N. C. 



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